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January 20, 2016 1:23 pm

Elder Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres ‘Happy to Return to Work’ After Mild Heart Attack

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, pictured, suffered a “mild” heart attack but was in “excellent” condition following a heart procedure, his personal physician said. He was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, 92, was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. He was hospitalized last week after experiencing chest pain, which turned out to be an irregular heart rate and a mild heart attack.

The former statesman was given a cardiac catheterization and was reported to be doing well. Upon his release, he said he is ”happy to return to work and excited to serve the country,” The Associated Press reported.

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