Kim Zolciak-Biermann joins The Doctors with her daughter Brielle, where a simple examination of a varicose vein signals a possible health risk.
The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star suffered a stroke last year while competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” Doctors found that Kim was born with a small hole in her heart which caused the issue. But will her condition affect future procedures like treating her varicose vein?
Kim meets with varicose vein specialist Dr. Amiel Moshfegh who warns of a possible health risk associated with her condition and the required treatment. He says the medication needed could adversely affect the hole in her heart and it could “cause a recurrent mini-stroke.”
Dr. Moshfegh says the procedure would be “very risky” in Kim’s case and that she would need to get clearance from her cardiologist before doing anything about it. Kim concedes that since it’s life-threatening, she would not go ahead with trying to fix the varicose vein.
In lieu of a procedure, Dr. Moshfegh says one could wear compression stockings and stay active to help the vein from getting worse. He notes that in Kim’s case it’s more cosmetic than anything.
Catch more from Kim, daughter Brielle, husband Kroy and the rest of their family on “Don’t Be Tardy,” Wednesdays on Bravo.