Nashville's Pete Huttlinger, LVAD recipient, in concert with Dr. Billy Cohn
After suffering a stroke and severe heart failure related to a congenital heart defect, noted Nashville guitarist and composer Pete Huttlinger came for treatment to Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's in 2011. Huttlinger, who has played with artists John Denver, LeAnn Rimes and many others, received an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) heart pump. During a recent check-up, he played a concert for the doctors, nurses, and staff who helped care for him, and for his fellow heart patients. Dr. "Billy" Cohn sat in with Pete on a few numbers. (YouTube).