Shimon Peres undergoes successful emergency heart procedure
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was taken to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer on Thursday morning after experiencing chest pains, Haaretz reported.
Peres' office released a statement saying the 92-year-old Peres underwent a successful heart catheterization procedure after being diagnosed with a narrowed artery.
He is fully conscious and is undergoing medical tests.
Peres won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 following the signing of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians. He completed his seven-year term as president in 2014 and is still in the public eye. He remains active through his Peres Center for Peace, which promotes coexistence between Arabs and Jews.