Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres shows some improvement but remains in critical condition after he suffered a major stroke, his hospital said.
Some improvement for Israel’s Peres but condition still critical
Some improvement for Israel’s Peres but condition still critical: hospital Ramat Gan (Israel) – 14 September 2016 17:11 – AFP – LEAD Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres showed some improvement but remained in critical condition Wednesday after he suffered a major stroke, his hospital said. “He is still in a critical condition, stable, but we can see some improvement,” Yitzhak Kreiss, director of the Sheba Medical Centre at Tel HaShomer in Ramat Gan, told reporters outside the hospital near Tel Aviv. The 93-year-old was still sedated and breathing with a respirator, but doctors were seeking to reduce sedation to evaluate him and he was occasionally awake, Kreiss said. Peres suffered a stroke on Tuesday that included bleeding. His personal doctor and son-in-law Rafi Walden said that “after we reduced the dosage of the sedation I am happy to say that he responded. He understood what was said to him.” Walden told journalists his neurological condition did not oblige him being sedated, but doctors were doing so “to make it easier for him.” “So he doesn’t need to make an effort to breath, so that he doesn’t become upset by what is happening around him and have a rise in his blood pressure,” he said. “It allows him to rest completely and allows the optimal conditions for his brain to recover.” jod-scw-mjs/hkb