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September 13, 2016 3:08 pm

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres. The president defiantly addressed the Jewish community in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Wikipedia.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres.  Photo: Wikipedia.

Elder statesman Shimon Peres, Israel’s former president, was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday evening after suffering a stroke, his office has said.

Peres was admitted to the Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer) in stable condition, but according to an official update, his “doctors sedated and intubated him so as to best facilitate the continuation of his treatment. He will undergo a CT scan so as to get a full and updated assessment of his situation.”

 

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  • Jay Lavine

    It does not sound good at all.

    Peres was reportedly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in July, and standard treatment for atrial fibrillation includes prescription of an anticoagulant to prevent blood clot formation in the heart, which can allow a clot to travel to the brain, causing an embolic stroke (blood vessel occlusion). However, use of an anticoagulant increases the risk of hemorrhage in the body, including hemorrhagic stroke, which is what Peres has now apparently sustained.

    Let’s pray that the damage is not as extensive as it appears to be.

  • If our elderly citizens were given carotid ultrasounds and coronary calcium scans on a regular basis there would be significantly less stories like this. Virtually all of us maybe except some vegans develop CAD Coronary artery disease and the cost to treat all the strokes,heart attacks and renal stenosis stacks up costs to the medical system in the trillions not to mention the morbidity and mortality issues.Many, Many of these vascular events could be prevented through regular coronary calcium scans and carotid ultrasounds!! Sadly, when it comes to CAD, much of the treatment is still after the fact.
    Bruce The Pharmacist

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