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Randy Travis hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy: What is it?
Randy Travis hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy: What is it?

Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website. Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due to viral infection, according to the National Institutes of Health. It currently affects about 500,000 Americans, says the Texas Heart Institute, but many of them are unaware of their condition. While few details are known about Travis’ case, Dr. Robert Greenfield, a cardiologist at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Fountain Valley, Calif., said that viral cardiomyopathy is often used as a preliminary diagnosis of heart...

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