First Lady Nechama Rivlin In Stable Condition


The wife of President Reuven Rivlin was in stable condition Wednesday morning, but still under sedation and on a respirator, after a sudden deterioration in her condition the prior evening prompted her hospitalization.

Nechama Rivlin was rushed to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva with difficulty breathing almost three weeks after receiving a lung transplant. The first lady was suffering from “severe shortness of breath with a cardiac link,” said a statement from the hospital, where the transplant operation took place.

The president abruptly cut short a state visit to Canada on Tuesday to fly home on the next available and traveled directly to the hospital to be at his wife’s side, his office said in a statement.

Read more at Times of Israel.



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