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    Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:29:13

    Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke After Baylor Physicians Offer Update on Health - Read the transcript of their discussion with the media

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    Country singer Randy Travis has had a stroke.

    After his PR team issued a medical transcript from his doctors, a press release revealed that Travis had a stroke on Wednesday, July 10. The medical update was issued on Wednesday afternoon. The stroke happened later that night.

    The confirmation of the stroke read as follows: "As a complication of his congestive heart failure, Mr. Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He is in critical condition. We will have updates as they become available. His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support."

    We're pulling for you, Randy!

    Below are the details of his condition from the transcript issued earlier in the day, provided by the singer's publicist.

    "I'm Dr. William Gray, the Director of cardiovascular services at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Texas.

    "Mr. Randy Travis was admitted through an emergency department to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney on Sunday, July 7. He had been in previously excellent health until three weeks prior when he developed a viral upper respiratory illness.

    "He was admitted at Baylor McKinney with a presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.

    "At McKinney, he was stabilized and subsequently sent to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for a higher level of specialized care in the care of Dr. Michael Mack."

    "My name is Michael Mack, the director of cardiovascular disease at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. Early in the morning of Monday, July 8, I received a phone call from Dr. Gray apprising me that Mr. Travis had been hospitalized in McKinney, Texas and what his condition was at that time.

    "We determined together in a joint decision, that a higher level of specialized care was appropriate and therefore we transferred him to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Since his transfer, his condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement."

    The country star's publicist also posted: "On behalf of his Mr. Travis' family, friends and associates, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for the overwhelming affection and support that Mr. Travis has received. We will be giving further updates as his condition changes."

    Get better soon, Randy. We wish you the BEST in this difficult time, regarding your health.

    Did you send your best out to Randy Travis?

    —Marlowe Mancini
    07.11.13



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