The well-known phrase – “age is just a number” was even truer in the case of Keisi Muhammad. Keisi, aged 107 and a resident of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, father of nine and who has 90 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, is usually independent and healthy.
Recently, Keisi began feeling exhaustion, accompanied by a slow heart rate. He was brought by intensive care ambulance to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center's Emergency Room, suffering from a very slow pulse. A comprehensive series of tests revealed that he was suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. In Hillel Yaffe’s cardiac catheterization room, Keisi successfully underwent a pacemaker implementation, after which he was hospitalized for further supervision and follow-up and he is expected to be released in the next few days.
Director of the Pacemaker Service at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Dr. Mark Kazatsker, who performed the procedure, noted: “The patient was diagnosed as having a cardiac rhythm disturbance. The treatment in such a case is pacemaker implantation, so as to regulate the electric disturbance. Despite his advanced age, we decided to perform the procedure and the pacemaker was successfully implanted.”
Dr. Mark Kazatsker and Keisi Muhammad after the pacemaker implant at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center