Former Israeli president Peres back in hospital after chest pains

January 24, 2016 8:16 PM

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Former Israeli president Peres back in hospital after chest pains

TEL AVIV Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was hospitalized on Sunday for a second time in as many weeks after complaining of chest pains, his doctor said.

Peres, who was released from hospital last week after suffering a mild heart attack on Jan. 14, was conscious and the hospitalization was a precautionary measure, Peres's personal physician, Rafi Walden, told reporters.

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