Cheney found to have irregular heartbeat

So close and yet so far.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, was found to have an irregular heartbeat during a doctor’s visit on Monday morning, his office said.

Cheney visited his doctors because of a lingering cough from a cold and during the examination he was found to have an irregular heartbeat, which on further testing was determined to be “atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart,” said Megan Mitchell, spokeswoman for Cheney.

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