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Vice President Cheney ok after surgery

Vice President Dick Cheney was in good condition Saturday after having his defibrillator replaced, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Doctors at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., replaced the device that monitors Cheney's heartbeat. The device, commonly used in the United States, sends an electronic surge through the heart when it detects an irregular heartbeat, setting it normal again. Doctors did not have to replace any of the wiring connected to the device, which is woven through Cheney's heart and therefore would have been a more extensive and serious surgery. Cheney smiled and waved when he left the hospital, about four hours after his arrival. He is expected to resume regular activity and duties immediately.