Not even sure this qualifies as irony.
Posts tagged: heart trouble
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s report blames an enlarged heart and heart disease.
His new heart should last him until 2017, more or less.
The great Viennese composer and conductor Gustav Mahler died in his beloved Vienna on this day in 1911. Mahler had a weak heart, and he had been struggling with a bacterial infection of the heart tissues for several weeks. The New York Times obituary noted that his death “was precipitated by the spread of his heart affliction to his lungs, which developed a fatal pneumonic weakness during the last few days.” He was only 50, for pete’s sakes.
So Dick Cheney had a pump implanted in his heart last week. The prognosis is uncertain: it may be the prelude to heart transplant surgery, or it may be a semi-reliable solution that could endure for years.