Jerusalem – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will undergo surgery to implant a pacemaker, his office said in a statement early Sunday, just days after he was released from hospital following a health issue.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu will undergo a procedure to implant a pacemaker tonight at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer,” the statement said.
“The procedure will take place under sedation, during which time the Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Yariv Levin will replace him,” he added.
A week ago Netanyahu, 73, had been discharged from the same medical center after a night of hospitalization following complaints of dizziness.
At that time, as part of the cardiology tests, the center had decided to use a Holter monitor to monitor his heart rhythm, Sheba’s chief professor of cardiology, Amit Segev, said last week.
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