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Former Vice President Cheney hospitalized

5 years ago September 17, 2009 Sep 17, 2009 Thursday, September 17 2009 Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:14:42 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is having elective back surgery at George Washington University Hospital to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.  Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal - the passage for the spinal cord - which puts pressure on nerves, causing pain. Cheney is 68 years old. He has had four heart attacks.

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