Former NYC mayor ED Koch moved to ICU of New York hospital

February 1, 2013 00:43

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch was moved to the intensive care unit of New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday after being hospitalized Monday for a build up of fluid around his lungs, The New York Daily News reported.

Koch, 88, had experienced shortness of breath and difficulty speaking as a result of the condition.

The Daily News quoted Koch's spokesman as saying his cardiologist "wanted to monitor the former mayor more closely."

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