Hailey Bieber reveals she underwent a heart procedure after 'scary' mini-stroke

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  • Hailey Bieber has shared more details about her hospitalisation in March after suffering a blood clot to her brain.
  • Test results revealed she had suffered a mini-stroke due to a small hole in her heart.
  • "I'm recovering really well, really fast. I feel great," Bieber said, revealing that doctors were able to repair the hole.

Hailey Bieber has shared more details about her hospitalisation in March after suffering a blood clot to her brain.

In a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, Bieber revealed that she suffered a mini-stroke, which led to discovering a heart condition, which has since been repaired.

"I had a very scary incident on March 10th," she says at the start of the 12-minute video.

"Basically, I was sitting at breakfast with my husband, having a normal day, normal conversation, and we were in the middle of talking, and all of a sudden, I felt this really weird sensation that kind of like, travelled down my arm from my shoulder all the way down to my fingertips, and it made my fingertips feel really numb and weird."

She continued, "Justin was like, 'Are you OK?' and I just didn't respond because I wasn't sure. And then he asked me again, and when I went to respond, I couldn't speak. The right side of my face started drooping."

Calling it the scariest moment of her life, Bieber revealed that she could walk to her house without assistance to wait for the ambulance. It was, at that point, only her speech that she was having trouble with.

Once reaching the hospital, the model explained she was no longer showing symptoms of a stroke but had to undergo scans and tests. The results revealed she "suffered a small blood clot to my brain," which doctors categorised as a TIA. 

According to the National Library of Medicine, a TIA, or Transient Ischemic Attack, is also known as a "mini-stroke." It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly blocked.

The tests also showed that Bieber had a "grade 5 PFO."

Per the American Heart Association, a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) is when there is a hole in the wall of tissue between the left and right upper chambers of the heart. This increases the risk of TIA or other strokes.

Hailey then noted that her doctors were able to close the hole in her heart with a procedure involving a catheter inserted through the femoral artery near her groin.

"It went very smoothly," she said. "I'm recovering really well, really fast. I feel great. The biggest thing I feel, honestly, is I just feel really relieved that we were able to figure everything out, that we were able to get it closed, that I will be able to just move on from this really scary situation and just live my life."


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