may he continue to be a massive prick for decades to come. speedy recovery mr. vice presidente. WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, after five heart attacks over the past 25 years and countless medical procedures to keep him going. Cheney, 71, waited nearly two years for his new heart, the gift of an unknown donor. An aide to Cheney disclosed the surgery after it was over, and said the ex-vice president was recovering at a Virginia hospital.