In this Jan. 12, 2011 file photo, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi looks on during a media briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
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In a four-hour operation at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, the 79-year-old tycoon and owner of AC Milan had a faulty aortic valve replaced.The flamboyant media mogul and football club owner, who dominated Italian politics for two decades, is expected to spend several days in intensive care and several weeks in hospital in total.Italian media reports said some of the twice-divorced Berlusconi's five children were also at San Raffaele hospital.The operation was performed by Ottavio Alfieri, the head of the hospital's cardiac surgery unit.Matteo Salvini, the head of the far-right Northern League – a sometime ally but also rival on the rightwing of Italian politics – sent Berlusconi "best wishes for his quick return to the field".
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