Former Vice President Dick Cheney has revealed that he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted next to his heart as a means of assassination. The device was wireless and therefore open to security threat.
After years of heart trouble, including the first of five heart attacks occurring at the age of 37, doctors gave Cheney a heart transplant when he was 71.
Cheney had an electrical device fitted which is designed to detect irregular heartbeats then counteract them with electrical jolts. His Cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, turned off the device’s wireless function in case a terrorist tried to send a fatal shock to Cheney’s heart.