Cheney's heartbeat returned to normal

October 15, 2008 1:27:34 PM PDT
Vice President Dick Cheney has had his heart returned to normal rhythm after experiencing an abnormal heartbeat. The vice president underwent an outpatient procedure this afternoon that restored the heart's normal rhythm.

A spokeswoman says the procedure -- an electric shock administered at the hospital -- went smoothly and without complication. Cheney spent the morning at the White House before the procedure and is now home and ready to resume his normal schedule.