first_imgJust over two weeks ago, doctors discovered a blood clot in the vice president’s leg. They said at the time that he likely would have to be treated with blood-thinning medication for several months. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney went to the hospital Tuesday after experiencing discomfort in his left lower leg, where a blood clot was recently discovered. After consulting with his doctors, Cheney was asked to return to George Washington University Hospital for repeat ultrasound imaging of the deep venous thrombosis, or clot, in that leg, spokeswoman Megan McGinn said. “The ultrasound revealed no extension or complication of the clot,” she said. “His blood thinning medication was found to be therapeutic. These results are expected and reassuring, and the current course of treatment will continue.” Cheney returned to the White House to resume his normal schedule, she said. last_img read more