Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to undergo cardiac catheterization in J’lem

Shas party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, hospitalized Saturday in Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem for chest pains, will undergo cardiac catheterization in Hadassah hospital Ein Kerem.

The decision to have Rabbi Yosef undergo the procedure was made Sunday, after a number of diagnostic exams were performed.
The rabbi’s condition Sunday was listed as stable. He was conscious and responsive.
Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Sephardi party asked listeners to pray for Rabbi Yosef’s rapid recovery.
This was the second time in recent days that Rabbi Yosef, 86, has been hospitalized due to heart problems. Last Wednesday, Yosef was hospitalized in Nahariya after suffering a mild heart attack while on a tour of the city, and was released from the hospital the next morning.
This is the second time in the past week that the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi, 86, has been hospitalized due to chest pains. On Wednesday, he spent the night in Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya after suffering a mild heart attack.
On Saturday, the hospital said of Rabbi Yosef, „Initial treatment began at his home by his personal doctors. He reached the hospital in his own car.”
Rabbi Yosef was to have taught a weekly class via satellite from his home on Saturday night, rather than at Hayasdim synagogue.