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Doctors: Randy Travis "improving" but in congestive heart failure

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Country music star Randy Travis. (AP Photo) Country music star Randy Travis. (AP Photo)

Randy Travis "has shown signs of improvement," according to his doctors, but he is no where close to being out of the woods.

He is now in congestive heart failure because of a viral respiratory illness he contracted.    The information came in a video statement from Drs. William Gray and Michael Mack of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano on Wednesday.

The singer underwent a procedure to increase blood flow.  He was admitted to a Texas hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy (kahr-dee-oh-my-OP-uh-thee), a heart condition caused by a virus.   It infected his heart muscle, causing it to become weakened and enlarged so that it could not pump properly.

The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer, best known for hits "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "Three Wooden Crosses."

 

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