ROME — Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized in Milan with heart problems.
"Silvio Berlusconi had to be admitted into the San Raffaele hospital in Milan due to a 'heart deficiency,'" hospital spokesman Marta Ammoni said in a statement.
The 79-year-old arrived Tuesday morning, she said, adding that the hospital would disclose a full diagnosis and treatment plan at a later date.
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A spokeswoman for Berlusconi's political party told Reuters that Berlusconi's condition was not life-threatening.
The billionaire, scandal-plagued politician was elected prime minister four times and ousted in 2011 in the midst of the euro zone financial crisis. He now commands a party in disarray whose poll numbers are falling.