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Office: Former president Shimon Peres in serious but stable condition

Former president Shimon Peres was in serious but stable condition at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer early Wednesday morning following a sever a sever stroke suffered just hours earlier, according to a statement released by his office.
The veteran 93-year-old politician had just last week undergone placement of a cardiac pacemaker at the hospital and was discharged in good condition. He returned to the hospital for a checkup, but suddenly suffered a stroke.
It was learned late on Tuesday that he suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures (usually caused by uncontrolled hypertension).
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