NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart.
A news release from Travis' publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy (kahr-dee-oh-my-OP-uh-thee), a heart condition caused by a virus.
The publicist, Kirt Webster, says the peripheral left ventricular assist device was used to stabilize Travis's heart prior to a hospital transfer to Dallas.
Travis thanked fans in the news release "for their love and support during this time."
No other details about the 54-year-old Grammy winner's condition were available.
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Sub-freezing temperatures will continue across much of Central Texas all day Saturday. A second disturbance associated with the winter storm that slammed Texas Thursday and Friday could lead to more freezing precipitation Saturday and …