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For Immediate Release
Office of the Vice President
October 15, 2008

Statement from the Vice President's Press Secretary Megan Mitchell

Vice President Cheney will no longer attend a campaign event for Marty Ozinga in Homer Glen, IL today.

During a visit with his doctors this morning, it was discovered that the Vice President is experiencing a recurrence of atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart.

Later this afternoon, the Vice President will visit George Washington University Hospital for an outpatient procedure to restore his normal rhythm.


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