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Randy Travis released from hospital after heart surgery, stroke

Published: 2:20 pm CDT, August 1, 2013

Country singer Randy Travis left the hospital and headed to a physical therapy facility for recovery from a heart condition and stroke, his publicist said.

Travis was admitted to a Dallas-area emergency room three weeks ago and immediately put on life support. During his treatment period, he suffered a stroke that required an emergency operation to relieve pressure in his brain.

Initially, his doctors believed that Travis’ failing health was a result of  acute viral myocarditis. They later found that while he did suffer an acute viral illness, it was actually scarring of his heart muscle that was causing his condition.

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