While Ariel Sharon remains in critical condition, there is an increased danger to his life, Prof. Ze’ev Rotstein, head of Sheba Medical Center said Monday in a televised statement.

"If a miracle doesn't happen, the situation is getting worse day by day," he said.

Although Rotshtein cited stabilized blood pressure, he said it was not enough of an improvement to help him, and that there is continued deterioration of his organ function.


The 11th prime minister of Israel has been in a coma since his January 4, 2006, stroke. Sharon’s family intended to mark the anniversary of the stroke this week.




The 85-year-old has mostly undergone care at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer since then.




He has seen sporadic positive responses to scans that measure brain activity, but has remained in a deep vegetative state since his initial hospitalization.





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