Bad luck is partially to blame for Randy Travis' downward spiral after catching a virus. A respected cardiologist named Dr. Marc Klapholz says viruses are rare in the summertime, and most don't progress into the heart muscle. Travis was admitted to the hospital earlier this month with viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure which led to a stroke three days later.
Well-wishes have been pouring in since Randy Travis was hospitalized almost two weeks ago for heart issues and a subsequent stroke. Now fans have the opportunity to send Travis a personal message, too.
While Randy Travis is in the hospital recovering from a heart problem and a stroke, his brother, David Traywick, is in the Union County (North Carolina) jail on charges of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine.
Randy Travis' heart troubles began with a viral infection, but at the root of his troubles is something more chronic. The singer has been hospitalized for eight days, much of which he's spent on life support.
Randy Travis -- who recently suffered a stroke after a complication due to a complication of congestive heart failure -- underwent surgery on Wednesday (July 10), and fans have been very concerned about his progress since. Finally, there has been an update -- and, most importantly, it's good news.
Randy Travis' team of doctors say the singer is showing signs of improvement after being admitted to a Texas hospital with congestive heart failure and a presumed cardiomyopathy on Sunday (July 7). The singer has since been transferred to a different facility for specialized care.
Randy Travis is thanking fans for their love and support while offering a few more details of the medical procedure he underwent to stabilize his heart. The singer is being treated for viral cardiomyopathy and has since transferred hospitals after being admitted on Sunday (July 7).
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