Ex-Israeli President Peres Hospitalised For Heart Problems

Shimon Peres
The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, 92, was hospitalised Thursday for cardiovascular problems and is in stable condition after a medical procedure, his spokesman said.

Peres was hospitalised “after experiencing chest pains,” the spokesman said in a statement.

“He underwent a cardiac catheterisation during which a narrowed artery was diagnosed which was then widened during the procedure. Former President Peres is feeling well and is fully conscious, his condition is stable.”