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The -- is -- on the story about Grammy Award winning singer Randy Travis now in that critical condition.
At a Dallas hospital after being diagnosed with the condition known as acquired viral -- you might not see.
A potentially life threatening disease affecting heart when we heard about this condition we realized that actually covered it in the past you may remember the story of and it -- She's a little girl living in Texas -- suffering from the same condition.
Here is she is seeing on YouTube she got our attention.
Last year when she decided to post video singing about her condition.
This one she sings to one of the Dell's top song she's she's got quite a personality we encourage you check out her web site.
I have for more on this disease -- -- -- -- at the end who would affect how it affects them doctor Marc Siegel is here to -- totally different.
Cases but same.
If -- all -- no one knows exactly how it begins in the body tell -- a little bit more about -- in my apathy.
Like -- -- myopic view generally mean damage to the heart muscle.
But let me -- make -- a little easier for people in this case and in the case of that young girl if we're talking about virus.
We're talking about the heart being ballooned out.
The heart weakening and losing its strength as a muscle with -- -- one Muslim about what happens for different reasons virus can can.
Damage the heart muscle and inflammation can do it.
Other infectious diseases like Lyme Disease can do it having heart damage to the coronary arteries like a -- a heart attack can do it.
Alcohol can do it and I'm actually suspicious I don't know this but Randy Travis is you know agents are saying that this is viral.
But it could also be alcohol alcohol can cause the same effect where it.
You get a balloon we used to have a pump now -- we treat that.
We use something called after world producers where we take the pressure off of the heart we used diuretics water pills to get the water out of the system because.
You end up you build up fluid if you have.
March -- Ridley case are you saying he would do that and that specific case for someone that is getting this condition because.
-- something like alcohol person someone is getting this condition for an -- in recent know or imagine that literally what I.
Reason he made a great point and sometimes weeks it's an unknown reasons some that sometimes it's a virus sometimes it's an -- sometimes -- alcohol sometimes it's unknown but in all cases.
We want pressure off the heart of -- like a balloon no longer -- pump.
And we use water pills to get the water out.
Again very different -- is Randi Chavis and it came.
Both said that when we read their stories talk about feeling -- in this case -- Travis is sources talking to different web sites.
Said that there is a concern -- a cold.
I've felt like we -- there is pneumonia and it came off so the reason why they discovered -- her condition -- her -- is because they were doing it actually thinking that she had pneumonia so what could someone be feeling before they realize that they had as well I think.
And then you're describing it like it would be viral it's called the pro -- where before -- you get sick you maybe have you know sniffles maybe you have a fever maybe have a virus I don't want people out there to think every time they get a cold this is gonna happen sir it's very very rare but the number one symptom -- be shortness of breath.
As that fluid starts to build up in the heart.
And in the lungs because when the heart fails fluid goes back into the want to know another thing we doing patients like this.
Is we put in pacemakers and something called -- defibrillator because they have a high risk.
Of heart abnormalities rhythm abnormalities.
And the defibrillators have prevented a lot of death in patients like this heart transplant.
A possibility if it's a viral.
You would want to do a heart transplant if it's alcohol.
You might say well every other organ in the body has been -- by alcohol we're not gonna give this -- -- heart.
We'll wait for more information on Randy Travis is case as far as candy cane she Wear heels the -- dot org she is.
-- -- barrels and she's waiting for heart transplant.
What a beautiful expression humor here it reveals the heart and she's -- -- -- the heart.
People need to check out in his website when we're talking about Randy -- check out -- at a good singer.
And it -- right John she is great we love her.
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