Kim Zolciak Shares Glam Post-Heart Surgery Selfie, Calls Procedure 'a Success'

by Antoinette Bueno 7:59 AM PDT, October 27, 2015
Playing Kim Zolciak Shares Glam Post-Heart Surgery Selfie, Calls Procedure 'a Success'

Kim Zolciak is on the mend.

The 37-year-old reality star Instagrammed a selfie from her hospital bed on Tuesday, letting her fans know that she's doing just fine after heart surgery.

"My ❤️ surgery was a success!!" Zolciak wrote next to the surprisingly glamorous shot. "I can't wait to be back on my feet 100%! Glad it's over! Quite the whirlwind this last month has been...but such a blessing too."

WATCH: Kim Zolciak Calls Health Scare 'Inevitable,' Talks 'Dancing With the Stars' Return

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star was eliminated from this season's Dancing With the Stars in September, after a mini-stroke prevented her from making it back in time for the competition. Earlier this month, she told Good Morning America's Michael Strahan that the stroke was actually a "blessing in disguise" because it brought to light a more serious condition -- a hole in her heart.

"The minor TIA [transient ischemic attack] revealed that I have a PFO [patent foramen ovale], a hole in my heart that never closed," the mother-of-six said.

Last week, she defended herself on Instagram after some speculated that her love of corset-style waist-trainers was a factor in her mini stroke.

"I have heard all sorts of ppl commenting on 'what might have caused my mini stroke,' let me be real clear, I am a very healthy woman who takes great care of myself, however I was born with PFO (a hole in my heart) which enabled a clot to cross over and stop oxygen to my brain for a very short time in turn causing me to have a TIA, I will be having heart surgery to repair it," she wrote. "By no means did my waist trainer cause my blood clot or my TIA. I would never use anything nor promote anything that I personally didn't love or something that was dangerous. I LOVE LIFE WAY TOO MUCH! and I have a whole lotta living to do."

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ET caught up with Zolciak in June, when she revealed that she wears her waist-trainer for five hours a day -- a practice she admitted makes her sweat "profusely." She also made it clear that she isn't afraid of the hidden dangers associated with waist-training. "I have not gotten a varicose vein, have not had acid reflux, not had any issues whatsoever," she said.

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