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Cheney's Doctor Feared Defibrillator Could Be Used To Assassinate Him

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's doctor ordered the wireless function of his defibrillator disconnected by the manufacturer in 2007, fearing a terrorist assassination.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:20 p.m. ET

Posted on October 18, 2013, at 7:07 p.m. ET

60 Minutes reports that Cheney's doctor feared a terrorist could assassinate the vice president by sending a signal to the device telling it to shock his heart and sending it into cardiac arrest.

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