Berlusconi admitted to Monaco hospital with heart problems

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been urgently admitted to hospital in Monaco to undergo medical tests for heart arrhythmia problems, but is “in good health”.

“I am in good health. Due to the prudence of my doctors I had to go to hospital for some checks,” Berlusconi said in a Facebook post. A spokesperson for Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (FI) party told AFP that the former premier was undergoing “examinations” at the cardio-thoracic hospital and would be “home in a few days”.

The former PM, 84, had already been hospitalised in September for ten days in Milan due to a severe lung infection after contracting Coronavirus, and underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve in 2016.

The news about Berlusconi came amid a political turmoil in Italy, after its former Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi pulled his party Viva Italia out of the government scheme, leaving Italy’s ruling coalition without a parliamentary majority.

 

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