Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi Hospitalised with Heart Problem

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Former Italian prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi smiles and waves to the media as he leaves the San Raffaele hospital in Milan on May 6, 2019 after undergoing an operation for a bowel obstruction. – The billionaire had been admitted to San Raffaele last week with acute abdominal pain. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)
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A former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has suffered heart problems and is now admitted to hospital in Monaco.

Spokesman and a doctor to the said 84-year-old media tycoon disclosed to AFP on Thursday that Berlusconi “is at the Cardiothoracic Hospital in Monaco for tests. He will return home within a few days”.

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In a statement, personal doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, told the ANSA news agency that he made an urgent visit to Berlusconi at his home in the south of France on Monday because of an irregular heart beat.

The former premier was hospitalised for 11 days in September after contracting coronavirus, in what he said was “perhaps the most difficult ordeal of my life”.

The Former Prime Minister had contracted coronavirus after returning from a holiday at his luxury villa in Sardinia. Two of his children also became infected, as did his companion Marta Fascina.

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“Thank heavens, thanks to the doctors, I got over what was perhaps the most difficult ordeal of my life. Once again, I seem to have got away with it!” he said as he left hospital.

In 2016, the three time Prime Minister for the centre-right Forza Italia between 1994 and 2011, underwent open heart surgery.