Vice President Cheney is to receive a new heart defibrillator with new batteries included. The old batteries were in need of replacement. It is reported by his doctor that his device had been doing well with the batteries that now need replacing.
Cheney, who is now sixty six years of age, has had four heart attacks before the defibrillator was installed.
It is also reported that he has a blood clot in his leg which was found after a trip overseas this year.