Cheney to Have Surgery for Knee Aneurysms

From Times Wire Reports

Vice President Dick Cheney will undergo surgery today to repair an aneurysm in his right knee and will have a similar operation later on an aneurysm behind his left knee.

Cheney, 64, is expected to remain in the hospital for up to 48 hours after surgery at George Washington Hospital Center, said Lea Anne McBride, spokeswoman for the vice president. The aneurysms, known as popliteal aneurysms, are not considered life-threatening and doctors say the surgery is minimally invasive.

The surgery is to be performed under local anesthetic, Cheney’s office said.