July 10, 2013 |
Doctors for Randy Travis gave an update and more details Wednesday on the country superstar's condition since his hospitalization Sunday in Texas. Travis came through the ER at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney on Sunday after suffering a viral upper-respiratory infection for three weeks, said Dr. William Gray, director of cardiovascular services at the medical center. The singer had been in fine health before the infection, he said. He was admitted at Baylor McKinney with presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure and was stabilized, Gray said.
July 10, 2013 |
Randy Travis has had a stroke and was undergoing surgery at a Plano, Texas, hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his representative said Wednesday evening. The singer remains in critical condition. The stroke came as a result of Travis' congestive heart failure, a condition that had landed him in the hospital Sunday. "His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support," said rep Kirt Webster, who promised updates as they became available. RELATED: Randy Travis' career in pictures The Grammy winner had undergone a procedure to implant a tiny pump in his heart to stabilize him to be moved from a Baylor hospital in McKinney, Texas, to the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Earlier Wednesday, before Travis suffered the stroke, Dr. Michael Mack, director of cardiovascular disease at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, said that the singer's "condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement" since the transfer.
August 1, 2013 |
Randy Travis is one step closer to recovery, having been discharged from a hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to an inpatient physical-therapy facility in the wake of his recent health woes. The news - which is in line with what Travis' doctors predicted in mid-July - came Wednesday via the country star's rep. The 54-year-old singer, who was hospitalized for heart problems before suffering a stroke that required surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, had been getting "aggressive physical therapy" since mid-July, his doctors said, at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, where he'd been since July 8. He was first admitted to an ER in McKinney, Texas, on July 7. RANDY TRAVIS: Career in pictures His doctors said it will probably take months for Travis to recover from the stroke, which was a complication of measures taken to deal with what was determined to be congestive heart failure. He'd reportedly been in fine health until three weeks before entering the ER; during that time he'd been fighting off a viral upper-respiratory infection.
July 9, 2013 |
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website . Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due to viral infection, according to the National Institutes of Health . It currently affects about 500,000 Americans, says the Texas Heart Institute , but many of them are unaware of their...
July 15, 2013 |
Things are looking up a bit for Randy Travis, his doctors said Monday in a video press conference. The country star, who had been heavily sedated since surgery Wednesday to reduce stroke-induced pressure on his brain, is still in critical condition but has been stabilized, they said . "He is awake and alert, interacting with his family and friends and beginning to start doing some early physical therapy," said Dr. Gary Erwin, an intensivist at...
July 8, 2013 |
Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas in critical condition, his rep said Monday. The country singer, who entered an unnamed hospital Sunday, is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy, according to his rep. The Grammy winner has a new album due out this fall and recently recorded a tribute song to George Jones, who died in April. That tune is set to be the first song on the album. "It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones," Travis said in a recent post on his website , "and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum,' I was excited to record it. " Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, the Mayo Clinic says.