Hailey Bieber is sharing her gratitude a year after undergoing a scary heart procedure. The model took to her Instagram Story earlier this week to mark one year since having a hole in her heart sealed. “This time last year I had a procedure to close a hole I had in my heart known as a PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Following having a transient stroke. So grateful to have found this and have it closed, and so grateful for my amazing doctors. A year later I’m feeling strong and healthy.” Hailey added a link for her million followers to find more about PFO and PFO closure.
Last March, Hailey, 26, shocked fans with news that she had suffered stroke-like symptoms and had been hospitalized. She later confirmed that the doctors discovered a blood clot to her brain that was categorized as a Transient Ischemic Attack. Following more testing, doctors later determined the blood clot traveled from her heart to her brain through a patent foramen ovale, a flaplike hole in Hailey’s heart that did not close the way it should have after birth. She underwent a PFO closure to correct it.
“It went very smoothly. I’m recovering really well, really fast. I feel great,” she told fans in a YouTube video at the time. “This biggest thing I feel, honestly, 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.”