Ex-Italy PM Berlusconi hospitalised for heart problem, condition not life threatening

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will undergo tests "in the next few days" to determine the proper therapy.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will undergo tests "in the next few days" to determine the proper therapy.PHOTO: EPA

MILAN (REUTERS)- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalised in Milan for a heart problem but his condition is not life threatening, a spokeswoman for his party said on Tuesday (June 7).

The 79-year-old centre-right leader was prime minister four times.

San Raffaele hospital said in a statement that the hospitalisation was necessary after what it called a "cardiac deficiency".

Berlusconi, who had a pacemaker implanted in a US hospital when he was 70, would undergo tests "in the next few days" to determine the proper therapy, the hospital statement said.