Botched star Terry Dubrow says wife Heather saved his life after health scare
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Celebrity surgeon Terry Dubrow said his wife recently saved his life when he began “slurring his speech” during dinner at The Ivy.
The Botched star, 64, said his partner and Real Housewives star Heather Dubrow, 54, urged Terry to seek medical care, he told TMZ.
The plastic surgeon was with his wife and their son at The Ivy in LA last Thursday when he began slurring his speech.
Despite the incident lasting “less than a minute” Heather acted fast and told their son to call emergency services.
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The doctor told TMZ that he was initially annoyed that medics had been called as he felt “fine”.
Terry said that he was later seen by paramedics who checked his vital signs and gave him the all-clear.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather insisted the paramedics take Terry to the hospital.
However, Terry refused and later was said to hop out of the ambulance and took an Uber home.
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Heather was not happy with his decision so decided to call a doctor friend during their Uber ride home – to explain what had happened.
The friend finally convinced him to stop at the hospital.
When Terry arrived the doctors ran tests which discovered he had suffered a TIA – transient ischemic attack.
A TIA involves a temporary lack of blood flow to the brain, which causes momentary dizziness, confusion, tingling, and numbness in the arms.
Terry also discovered that he had a birth defect that he did not know about. He had a patent foramen ovale (PFO), which is a hole in the heart.
Due to the hole in his heart, it caused a blood clot. This passed through Terry’s PFO, and travelled to his brain which caused the TIA.
After receiving medical treatment, the PFO was fixed and Terry has since fully recovered.
The couple have been married for over two decades and tied the knot in 1999. They also share four children together.
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