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Italy: Berlusconi placed in intensive care following four hour heart surgery 02:09

Italy: Berlusconi placed in intensive care following four hour heart surgery

Italy, Milan
June 14, 2016 at 12:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been put into intensive care at Milan‘s San Raffaele Hospital, Tuesday, after receiving a four hour long heart operation to replace a damaged heart valve.

Commenting on the outcome of the operation, Silvio's brother Paolo Berlusconi said that “We are quiet now. Doctors did their job in a very professional way," adding that the former PM should "get over this situation" and "come back stronger and with more determination."

Several supporters of the former premier waited outside the hospital. "He is an amazing person, I admire him" said one fan who had travelled from Naples yesterday in order to show support for the ex-leader.

The 79-year old was admitted to hospital on June 5 after having a heart attack. He is expected to remain in intensive care for another 48 hours.

Italy: Berlusconi placed in intensive care following four hour heart surgery 02:09
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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been put into intensive care at Milan‘s San Raffaele Hospital, Tuesday, after receiving a four hour long heart operation to replace a damaged heart valve.

Commenting on the outcome of the operation, Silvio's brother Paolo Berlusconi said that “We are quiet now. Doctors did their job in a very professional way," adding that the former PM should "get over this situation" and "come back stronger and with more determination."

Several supporters of the former premier waited outside the hospital. "He is an amazing person, I admire him" said one fan who had travelled from Naples yesterday in order to show support for the ex-leader.

The 79-year old was admitted to hospital on June 5 after having a heart attack. He is expected to remain in intensive care for another 48 hours.

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