Former president Peres receives artificial pacemaker

In accordance with his doctors’ recommendation, former president Shimon Peres underwent surgery today in order to receive an artificial pacemaker. He is expected to be released tomorrow.
Shimon Peres (archives) Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

After not feeling good in recent months due to abnormal heart rhythm, former president Shimon Peres received an artificial pacemaker today (Monday). Peres’ office said that the surgery was conducted under local anesthetic at the Sheba Medical Center in accordance with his doctors’ recommendation.

Peres’ office said that he is expected to be released tomorrow and that he is feeling well. Peres’ doctors recommended an artificial pacemaker in order to prevent future incidents of abnormal heart rhythm and help the former president perform his full daily activities.

In January, Peres was hospitalized after he felt ill and diagnosed with abnormal heart rhythm. He was kept for observation in the hospital for a few days before being released. The incident occurred about 10 days after the former president suffered a mild heart attack.

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