Update on Fingerstyle Master Pete Huttlinger

August 9, 2011
Pete Huttlinger has a congenitally defective heart.  His heart has slowly deteriorated over his lifetime, and in March, he went into extreme heart failure.  Too sick to wait for a heart transplant, Huttlinger was life-flighted on April 29 to St. Luke’s Texas Heart Institute in Houston and underwent surgery (May 4) to have a heart pump installed.  This cutting edge device is a mechanical pump that is implanted in his heart and is powered by a battery pack which Huttlinger carries with him.  This undertaking is referred to as a “bridge to transplant.”  When Huttlinger recovers from this surgery, he will return to Nashville and await a heart transplant which will take place at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
To make a donation, go to http://www.petehuttlinger.com/.  To follow Pete's progress go to http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/petehuttlinger.

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