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Dick Cheney Released From Hospital After 'Mild' Heart Attack

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, recovering from a "mild heart attack," was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday and is expected to soon get back to his regular schedule, an aide said.

Cheney, 69, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington on Monday after experiencing chest pains.

The spokesman, Peter Long, told CNN that Cheney "will resume his normal activity" shortly. Earlier Long said Cheney was "feeling good" after undergoing a stress test and a heart catheterization.

Former President George W. Bush spoke with Cheney by telephone Tuesday afternoon, The Associated Press reported.

The heart attack is Cheney's fifth since age 37. While serving as Bush's vice president, Cheney underwent two surgeries to replace a pacemaker and to implant a vascular stent.

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