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Hailey Bieber opens up about her Foramen Ovale patent status as it reaches the one-year mark; Details here


Hailey Bieber recently opened up about the health scare she experienced that helped with Patents Foramen Ovale’s (PFO) diagnosis one year later. In this condition, there is a hole between the right and left side of the heart. The 26-year-old model wrote on her Instagram story that it has been one year since she suffered a mini-stroke that led to a PFO diagnosis. I also attached a YouTube video I made one year ago showing how I discovered the condition.

Hailey Bieber on Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

On her Instagram story, Hailey Bieber wrote that since it’s been a year since her diagnosis, she’s wanted to share all the information she’s learned with others. She also shared a link to a donation to UCLA Health that helped the model diagnose this condition.

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In the following Instagram story slides, Hailey Bieber shares the truth about this heart condition and names the same ‘congenital heart defect’. According to UCLA Health, more than fifty percent of people who have had a stroke with no known cause are at increased risk of developing a Foramen Ovale (PFO).

In a YouTube video that Hailey Bieber posted last year, the model explained how she underwent a transcranial Doppler procedure after the small stroke she suffered. She said the closure procedure to cover the hole in her heart went smoothly and she is on her way to a speedy recovery.

Hailey Bieber was so relieved after everything was figured out and the lockdown procedure enabled them to close the hatch and move on from the scary situation.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.