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Cheney Goes To Hospital To Have His Leg Checked

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to his doctor's office Tuesday for a checkup of the blood clot in his left leg, a spokeswoman said.

On March 5, doctors discovered that Cheney had a clot, called a deep venous thrombosis, in his left lower leg. ``He's going to get his leg checked out,'' spokeswoman Megan McGinn said.

The 66-year-old Cheney has a history of heart problems. Blood clots that form deep in the legs can become killers if they break off and float into the lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism. Deep vein thrombosis strikes an estimated 2 million Americans each year, killing 60,000.
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