Former president Peres released from hospital after suffering irregular heartbeat

Sheba hospital releases 92-year-old former statesman after his second trip to the hospital this month.

January 26, 2016 14:43
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Former president Shimon Peres at the Peres Peace House, on the shores of Jaffa. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Israel’s ninth president Shimon Peres was discharged from the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer on Tuesday after spending two nights there under observation following tests that showed on Sunday that he had an irregular heartbeat. 

Doctors pronounced Peres fit and well, particularly for a man of his age.

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It was the second hospital stay for 92-year-old veteran politician this month.

According to the doctor treating Peres at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, the decision to release home the former president was made after a series of health scans resulted clear.

On Sunday evening, emergency responders arrived to Peres' home and found that he had suffered from mild arrhythmia.

Peres was then taken to the hospital, where on Monday doctors advised him to remain in the care for an extra day.

In view of the fact that it was his second hospitalization within a period of ten days, doctors insisted that Peres remain hospitalized a second night so that they could continue to monitor his progress.

On January 14, the same hospital released the senior statesman in stable condition after he had suffered a mild heart attack.

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