Israeli PM Netanyahu recovering after getting pacemaker

By Jen Krausz on
 July 24, 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is recovering at Sheba Medical Centre in Tel HaShomer after having a pacemaker implanted on Sunday morning.

“The implant went smoothly without any complications,” head of the arrhythmia center Roy Beinart reported, according to Sky News. “He is not in a life-threatening condition, and he feels great and is returning to his daily routine.”

Netanyahu was notified about the arrhythmia on Saturday night, a week after he had been in the hospital due to a dizzy spell.

At the time, doctors thought he was just dehydrated, but put a heart monitor on him just to be safe.

Netanyahu said: “A week ago I was fitted with a monitoring device. That device beeped this evening and said I must have a pacemaker and that I must do this already tonight."

“I feel great, but I need to listen to my doctors,” the 73-year-old leader said.