Rabbi Yosef to undergo catheterization

Yosef conscious, not on respirator.

By
September 17, 2006 17:08
1 minute read.
ovadia yosef looks down 298

ovadia yosef looks down . (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef underwent a catheterization Monday morning, at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. Upon completion of the procedure, Yosef was transferred to the recovery room, and was declared to be in good condition. Yosef underwent a coronary catheterization at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem on Monday. Doctors said that contrary to media reports since last week, he had not suffered any coronary infarction (heart attack) but two bouts of breathless and chest pain. For a Jerusalem Online video of events click here The 86-year-old rabbi, who has long had diabetes, was conscious and not attached to a respirator, said the Hadassah cardiologist in charge of his care, Prof. Dan Gillon. Yosef was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle on Saturday after suffering from symptoms Last week, while on a pre-Rosh Hashana tour in the North, Yosef felt unwell and was hospitalized at Western Galilee Government Hospital in Nahariya. He was released within two days. Yosef's personal physician. Prof. Yohanan Stessman -- who is also chief of rehabilitation at Hadassah University Medical Center on Mount Scopus, said that after the catheterization, in which a catheter and miniature camera are threaded into the coronary arteries, they would decide what, if any treatment he needed. It was not known if angioplasty -- balloon therapy with insertion of a supportive metal stent -- would be performed during the catheterization. As it was the second time in a week in which he suffered symptoms, Hadassah doctors said they would not release him quickly so they could make sure there was not a recurrence.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN