Israel's Shimon Peres 'doing great' in hospital, doctor says

JERUSALEM - A doctor treating 92-year-old former Israeli President Shimon Peres says he is "doing great" after spending the night in hospital.

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Peres was rushed to hospital on Sunday night with chest pains, days after he suffered a mild heart attack.

Doctors detected an irregular heart rate and Peres was monitored in hospital overnight as a precaution.

Peres' personal physician Raphi Walden told Israeli Army Radio on Monday that Peres' heart rate had returned to normal. He says it's not yet clear when Peres would be discharged.

Peres, a Noble Peace Prize laureate, completed his seven-year term as president in 2014. He remains active through his non-governmental Peres Center for Peace, which promotes coexistence between Arabs and Jews.

In his seven-decade political career, Peres also served three brief stints as prime minister.



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