Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to be released from Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem in Jerusalem on Tuesday, and will most likely head the Sunday session of the cabinet, Roni Bar-On, Kadima party faction chairman said on Tuesday.
Sharon was rushed to the medical center’s trauma unit Sunday after suffering the stroke and briefly losing consciousness.
Bar-On said that Sharon will need some days in order to rest and recover from the mild stroke he suffered on Sunday evening.
On Monday at night, physicians in Hadassah decided that they would release Sharon on Tuesday after conducting a new series of tests which included CAT scan and MRI, to determine the effects of the stroke, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.
The doctors found out that the stroke, which was termed as mild cerebral vascular event, will not leave any damage or traces.
“There’s an excellent chance it won’t repeat itself”, Dr. Tamir Ben-Hur, chief of the hospital’s neurology department said, “After a rest, he can return to full functioning”.
Dr. Ben-Hur added that Sharon needs to rest, “especially since he used to hard work”, he added.
Ben-Hur also said the clot had been caused by a minor malfunction with the heart, which he said is not uncommon among otherwise healthy people.
Sharon was conscious throughout the hospital stay; doctors said that he sustained no paralysis.