Shimon Peres, Former President of Israel, Is Rushed to Hospital With Chest Pains

January 14, 2016 8:17 AM

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Shimon Peres, Former President of Israel, Is Rushed to Hospital With Chest Pains

JERUSALEM — Israel's 92-year-old former president Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Thursday following chest pains and underwent a heart procedure, his spokeswoman said.

Ayelet Frisch told Israel Army Radio that Peres fell ill at his home and that after a check-up found changes to his heart rate he was sent by ambulance to a hospital near Tel Aviv. In a later statement, Peres' office said he underwent a successful cardiac catheterization.

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