Condition of Israeli former prime minister Peres critical but stable after stroke
The condition of Israeli former prime minister Shimon Peres is “serious” but “stable”. He was on Tuesday rushed to the hospital due to a stroke with severe bleeding.
The personal physician and son-in-law of the 93-year-old politician knew Wednesday morning to tell that Peres is equally approachable. “He seemed to follow what we told him.”
Doctors brought the ex-prime minister the previous night in an artificial coma because of his condition and to do research. The politician is on a ventilator and he is still in critical condition, according to AFP.
Peres’ son Chemi had previously know the family gathered in the hospital. There will be “later decisions have to be made,” he said.
A stroke is a medical condition in which the bloeddoorvoer in a part of the brain is briefly blocked. Ultimately, it can lead to bloedpropjes or the tearing of veins, causing an internal hemorrhage occurs.
Medical sources declare before the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that it is likely going to be a heart attack that led to an embolism, a closure of a vein. That made for a bloedpropje in the brain of Peres, which led to a brain hemorrhage.
In January, the 93-year-old Peres admitted to hospital because of heart problems. Peres got earlier this month, a pacemaker, writes The Times of Israel, because he seemed to be battling with a heart rhythm abnormality.
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has Peres a speedy recovery is desired. “Shimon, we love you and the whole nation’s hopes on your recovery,” said Netanyahu.
The born in Poland Peres won the Nobel Peace prize for his role in the interim peace accords with the Palestinians in 1993. He was twice prime minister, and from 2007 to 2014 president. Peres was followed, in 1995, the murdered Yitzhak Rabin.