Country music star Randy Travis’ medical condition is stabilized after he suffered a stroke while being treated for a heart problem.
The 54-year-old singer is still on a ventilator but is showing improvement, according to the press conference with his doctors and his fiance, Mary Davis, today.
Dr. Gary Erwin of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas said Randy Travis is awake and able to interact with friends.
They also gave more details on Travis’ medical issues, explaining it wasn’t from drinking or drugs…it was from scarring on his heart.
Dr. Michael Mark stated:
“He has what’s called idiopathic cardiomyopathy, which means he has scarring of his heart muscle that is causing his heart to be weak and not able to support his circulation without help of either medical devices of medication.
We performed a biopsy of his heart muscle and it shows scar tissue. It does not show active infection. From the appearance on echocardiograms, which are images of his heart, this is not the appearance of either drugs or alcohol causing the heart condition.
Mr. Travis does have a family history of cardiomyopathy and it is more likely related to that”.
The country star will is still on a ventilator but is breathing spontaneously and his breathing support is gradually being reduced.
Travis will stay at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for two to three more weeks before being transferred to another facility where he will undergo physical therapy.
Travis’ fiance Mary Davis (yes, the woman he cheated on his wife with) thanked friends and fans for the “outpouring of love and affection” and prayers during the singer’s hospitalization.
Mary stated, “He is responding well to voices and he sees and he understands. He’s miles beyond where any of us thought he would be a few days ago”.
You can read more about Mary Davis (Mary Beougher) and Randy Travis’ tumultuous affair here.
We’re happy to hear Randy Travis is improving!
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