After being hospitalized in March, Hailey Bieber is now opening up about what caused her to have stroke-like symptoms. In a new YouTube video, the star, 25, spoke to her fans in-depth about the blood clot that caused her to go to the hospital.
The model revealed in the video that — while eating breakfast with her husband, Justin Bieber — she had difficulty speaking and was experiencing numbness in her fingertips. “[It was] definitely the scariest moment of my life,” she said.
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“I couldn’t speak. The right side of my face started drooping, I couldn’t get a sentence out,” she added, explaining that while she was cognizant of what people were saying to her, she couldn’t answer them. After arriving at the emergency room, her symptoms had cleared, but doctors discovered that a blood clot had travelled to her brain.
After numerous tests to figure out the problem, doctors discovered that she had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is also known as a mini-stroke. She did more testing and learned that the clot travelled to her brain through a small hole between the chambers of her heart called a patent foramen ovale (PFO).
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According to Bieber, the blood clot “escaped” through the flap in her heart and travelled to her brain, which led to the TIA.
Bieber underwent a procedure to close the hole and is now on the mend. “The biggest thing I feel 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 move on from this really scary situation and just live my life,” she said.
You can watch the full video where she details her experience below:
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