Sharon to undergo surgery Thurs., will be released next day

Monday, January 02, 2006 |    

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will undergo a cardiac catheterization on Thursday and will be hospitalized for 24 hours. The surgery is intended to fill a small hole in his heart, a birth defect that was discovered two weeks ago in examinations following Sharon’s stroke. Sharon is not making public appearances, although he appeared in photographs in his office at the cabinet meeting and lighting Hanukkah candles.

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