By Alex Constantine
He has a bad ticker. Why, you ask, hasn't the press made an issue of his SINUS BRADYCHARDIA, which is quite serious, as they have Dick Cheney's heart problems? The answer resolves itself in two easy steps:
STEP ONE: London Times, JANUARY 30 2002
BY ROLAND WATSON IN WASHINGTON
PRESIDENT BUSH has been told that he has a HEART CONDITION that could have caused him to faint while choking on a pretzel two weeks ago. Doctors, including the White House physician, have reported that the rhythm of the President’s heart is unusually slow and uneven, making him more likely to faint if he gags or chokes.
Mr Bush’s “athlete’s heartbeat” has previously been a source of pride to his aides who like to portray it as the result of the President’s rigorous daily exercise.
However, it has emerged that the President’s variant heartbeat rhythm is down to a condition known as a SINUS BRADYCARDIA, rather than the three miles he regularly runs in less than 21 minutes....
From: NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, Vol. 345, No. 5, August 2, 2001www.nejm.org, "