Berlusconi has heart check-up in U.S., misses trial hearing - lawyers
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has flown to the United States for tests on his heart condition, meaning he could not attend the start of a new trial on Monday tied to his "bunga bunga" parties, his lawyers said.
The lawyers said Berlusconi had checked into the Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center in New York for a medical visit almost four months after undergoing major open heart surgery in Italy.
Berlusconi turned 80 last week and had a party with family and friends to celebrate. There has been no indication of any worsening of his condition.
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