Kim Zolciak Thanks Stroke for Uncovering Her Heart Condition

kim zolciak in hospitalYou know how Kim Zolciak suffered a series of mini-strokes last month? And had to leave Dancing with the Stars because of it? Well that out-of-the-blue health scare may have saved her life. Why, you ask? Because it revealed that Kim Z. has a heart condition.


Chalk this up to the fact that everything really DOES happen for a reason.

In a new interview with Good Morning America, Kim opened up about what happened after she was hospitalized last month. Apparently, doctors did a full work-up to investigate the cause of the strokes and discovered something unusual about Kim's heart.

"I have a PFO, which is like a hole in your heart," Kim told Michael Strahan. "I was born with it and it never closed. That's what caused it, basically."

And although the Don't Be Tardy star, Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, AND mom of six can't be happy about that, she's probably relieved it will shut up all the people who thought she faked the medical emergency.

"I think it's sick that somebody would ever think that..." Kim said. "I don't think that many people would really fake a stroke."

Seriously, right? Wouldn't a heart attack be easier? Or "mental exhaustion"? Celebs seem to get that all the time.

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Kim was quick to point out that she LOVES DWTS and tried super-hard to get back on the show. But she wasn't able to fly, and although she was up for competing by satellite, the show's lawyers said nope, not gonna happen.

Nevertheless! Kim will return for the finale, although it's unclear what she'll be doing exactly. Maybe dancing with the show's lawyers?

More importantly, Kim says she's feeling great and has a totally different perspective on last month's stroke.

"It was a blessing in disguise," she said.


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