Aide says Cheney had heart transplant

Former Vice President Dick Cheney addresses the third annual Washington Ideas Forum at the Newseum in Washington, Thursday Oct. 6, 2011. The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum presented the third Annual Washington Ideas Forum, which drew together more than 60 policy makers, business leaders, and top journalists for a series of conversations and in-depth interviews about the direction of the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

March 25, 2012 4:31:57 AM PDT
An aide says a nearly two-year wait has ended in successful heart transplant surgery for former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is recovering at a Virginia hospital.