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|Berlusconi in US for heart checks |
(about 10 hours later)
The former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, 70, who collapsed at a political rally last month, has gone to the US for medical tests.
Italian media reports have suggested Mr Berlusconi, 70, may be fitted with a heart pacemaker.
However his spokesman would not confirm that he was due to have surgery, referring only to "medical checks".
Mr Berlusconi, leader of the opposition and Italy's richest man, admitted last month that he should "slow down".
He made the comments after leaving hospital, where he spent three days after collapsing during a speech he was making to his Forza Italia party in Tuscany.
|Doctors said they detected an irregular heartbeat.||Doctors said they detected an irregular heartbeat.|