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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 13, 2004

Statement by Dr. Jonathan Reiner, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at George Washington University Hospital

The Vice President has departed George Washington University Hospital and has returned to his residence. The Vice President, complaining of a productive cough and shortness of breath, was evaluated at George Washington Medical Center today. Tests ruled out any cardiac cause of the Vice President's symptoms. Tests also ruled out pneumonia and other pulmonary causes. The Vice President likely has a viral, upper respiratory infection.