Hailey Bieber opens up about her stroke and what happened next – including the heart procedure 2022-04-27 15:47:00


For the first time since Hailey Bieber She broke her silence on the reports That she was briefly hospitalized for a stroke in March, the model detailed in a 12-minute video exactly what happened to her — and all she went through with doctors to investigate why this happened. This resulted in Hailey having an operation to close a hole in her heart, and she is recovering well from now.

With the stroke, “I had this really weird sensation that traveled down my arm from my shoulder down to my fingertips, making my fingertips feel really numb and weird,” Healy recalls. And Justin was like, ‘Are you okay? And I didn’t answer just because I wasn’t sure and then he asked me again, and when I went to answer, I couldn’t speak. The right side of my face started drooping. I couldn’t get a sentence out. Everything was coming out, not even mixed up, just as I couldn’t get any of words.So obviously I immediately thought I was having a stroke, like a full-blown stroke.He thought I was having a stroke.So immediately he asked someone to call 911 and get a doctor.Where we were there happened to be a doctor, a paramedic there And they rushed over, and they started asking me questions. They started testing my arm. Definitely the scariest moment of my life. I had a lot of things going through my head, the first thing being, ‘I’m having a stroke.’ I’m really scared. I do not know what happens. I don’t know why this happens. Will I have lasting problems from this? Like, a lot of things were going on in my head that were really scaring me and really scaring me.”

She continued, “The facial droop probably lasted for 30 seconds, maybe a little more. I couldn’t see myself of course, so I don’t really know, but I know it calmed down fairly quickly and so they were asking me questions: Do you know where you are? Do you know your name and know all the answers? In my head, but as soon as I tried to say it, I couldn’t get it. It was like my tongue couldn’t form sentences and responses, so obviously that was really scary. So I got up, I can walk pretty well; at that point, the problem was with speech. Just. I came home, and I waited for the ambulance to come in, at that point the talking started to come back a bit, and I got in the ambulance to the hospital. There was actually a funny moment where they were calling the hospital to explain what they were bringing and they were like, ‘I have a 30-year-old woman A year,” and I was like, “I’m 25.” I had to make sure they weren’t five years old for no reason, you know?”

Healy added that by the time she got to the emergency room, she was pretty much “back to normal.” She said she scored zero on her stroke checklist once she got to the emergency room.

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Image credit: YouTube

She said doctors at the hospital diagnosed her with a small blood clot in her brain, called a TIA (transient ischemic attack), “a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain, often called a ‘mini-stroke.’” It usually presages a stroke caused by a clot or blockage. in the brain.” Hailey said she had no problems after her body was able to quickly resolve the TIA while she was in the hospital overnight. “I wouldn’t have any lasting problems,” she added.

Healy said the hospital tested it extensively. They tested her to see if she had a PFO (a powerful foramen ovale), which is “a hole in the heart that hasn’t closed the way it should have at birth.” But later, Hailey finds out that she has one.

After she was released from the hospital, Hailey said she went to UCLA to see more doctors and underwent more extensive testing. “At that point, they didn’t really have an answer or conclusion about why this happened.” As for why Hayley had a blood clot, she said doctors concluded three different things were factors: “I’ve recently started taking birth control pills, which I should never have taken because I’m a migraine person anyway, and I haven’t talked to my doctor.” About this, so ladies, if you have a bad migraine, and are planning on taking the Pill, make sure you tell your doctor, because having a stroke is a possible side effect of the Pill.The second thing is that I recently had COVID. ..and the third thing after that is that I recently had a very long trip.I flew to Paris and came back in a very short time [without moving around]. “

At the University of California, Los Angeles, they did a more in-depth test to look for PFO, and found that Healy has a “PFO score of 5, which is the highest score you can get.” (It was between 12 and 13 mm in size.) The result is that Hailey had a blood clot that traveled to her heart and a blood clot escaped from a hole in her heart into her brain.

Next, Hayley did the PFO closure, “where they go through the femoral vein in the groin and travel to the heart and put this little little button that closes the flap buttons in the heart, and eventually the heart tissue grows back on the closing device and that’s it. And you’ll have it forever and it goes on.” in your normal life. Fortunately, Hailey recently had the operation and it went “really smoothly. I’m recovering really well and fast. I feel great.”

Hailey said she was “relieved” that doctors were able to figure everything out with her and that she would be able to “move on” from a very scary situation. Now she’s taking an anticoagulant medication, which worsened her anxiety, she said, “but I was able to work out the dosage with my doctor, and now I feel much better.”

“It’s hard for me to tell this story…but I felt it was important for me to share this because it was really a public situation,” she finished, adding that she wanted to wait to be told until everything was done and smoothly. You can watch her full video below:

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