A year ago today, model and TV personality Hailey Bieber survived a mini-stroke. The wife of Justin Bieber was diagnosed with patent foramen ovale, a diagnosis that changed her life. HOLR has learned more about her health condition and what she thinks of it now.

Hailey Bieber’s Health Issues

As noted on Page Six, Hailey Bieber’s diagnosis of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has made an enormous impact on her life. PFO is a type of congenital heart defect and the most common one. Someone with a PFO diagnosis has a permanent hole between the left and right sides of their heart. Hailey Biber has shared that the hole in her heart is about 12 to 13 millimeters, making her eligible for grade 5 PFO, the most serious form of the disease. According to American Heart Association, PFO occurs after birth when the foramen ovale, or the space between two sides of a human heart, does not close the way it should. When blood leaks through the passageway from the left atrium to the left, complications like blood clots could happen.

Hailey Bieber in a white dress

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Last year, Hailey Bieber got heart surgery to address her condition after suffering from a transient ischemic attack (TIA) that caused blood clots in her brain. The attack caused her face to droop and temporarily took her ability to form speech, but luckily the medical personnel at the emergency room was able to treat her properly. Today, she wanted to use her experience to spread awareness and educate the public about the disease. In her Instagram story, she announced that she is going to post links to resources that would allow everyone to donate to UCLA Health. She also shared some facts about PFO, including statistics that said “60% of people who has a stroke with an unknown cause are likely to have PFO.”

Hailey Bieber video

Image credit: Hailey Bieber/YouTube

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