Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to have a heart pacemaker implanted overnight on Saturday.
The prime minister is undergoing surgery at Ramat Gan’s Sheba Medical Center. Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Yariv Levin will take over for Netanyahu while he is unconscious.
Netanyahu stated that he was “excellent” and following his doctors’ recommendations in a video message.
He said that he anticipated leaving the hospital on Sunday afternoon, in time to participate in Knesset voting on legislation associated with his administration’s efforts to overhaul the judiciary.
Exactly one week ago, the 73-year-old Netanyahu was hospitalized overnight after temporarily losing consciousness in his Caesarea residence and hitting his head on the floor.
However, “we decided to use a subcutaneous Holter, as is customary, to allow the prime minister’s own medical professional team to continue regular monitoring.
The hospital said in a statement after he was discharged that “at no point was any heart rhythm disorder diagnosed.
The implanted device, sometimes referred to as a cardiac event recorder, is placed beneath the skin of the shoulder or chest.
When a patient has an inexplicable stroke, faints, or has an erratic heartbeat, they are frequently utilized.
Due to chest difficulties that started when he was participating in Yom Kippur synagogue services, Netanyahu spent a night in the hospital in October and was under medical supervision.