Prof. Roi Beinert and Prof. Eyal Nof, doctors who implanted a heart monitor for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week, tell Channel 12 that there was an irregularity in the premier’s EKG test when he was in the hospital.
Official results released by the hospital and the Prime Minister’s Office at the time listed dehydration as the cause of his hospitalization.
Netanyahu underwent pacemaker surgery overnight last night at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, a night before a dramatic debate in the Knesset over a bill to curtail the authority of the judiciary.
Doctors tell Channel 12 that the monitor was set off on Saturday, and he was urgently admitted for a pacemaker implant.
“The disturbance was only for a few seconds. If the disturbance had not passed and the heart rate not recovered, we would have reached a slow heart rate to the point of loss of consciousness and, God forbid, cardiac arrest,” doctors say.
The hospital says the surgery was a success, and shortly before the surgery prime minister said he “felt excellent.”
“The prime minister feels good and will stay at Sheba Medical Center for supervision. He is expected to be released during the day,” the Prime Minister’s Office says.