Hailey Bieber Shares Health Update One Year After Heart Procedure

One year after undergoing a procedure to close a hole in her heart that was discovered after she had a ministroke, Hailey Bieber is sharing how she's doing today. Read her message on her health here.

By Elyse Dupre Apr 25, 2023 2:47 PMTags
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Hailey Bieber is reflecting on her health journey.

One year after undergoing a heart procedure, the model shared how she's doing today. 

"This time last year I had a procedure done to close a hole I had in my heart known as a PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) following having a transient stroke," she wrote on Instagram Stories April 24 alongside a throwback photo of her in a hospital bed. "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—who is married to Justin Bieber—was rushed to the hospital in March 2022 after experiencing "one of the scariest moments" of her life.

"On Thursday morning, I was sitting at breakfast with my husband when I started having stroke like symptoms and was taken to the hospital," she wrote on Instagram Stories at the time. "They found I had suffered a very small blood clot to my brain, which caused a small lack of oxygen, but my body had passed it on its own and I recovered completely within a few hours."

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As the Rhode founder explained in an April 2022 YouTube video, the hospital doctors concluded that she suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) but weren't certain how the blood clot traveled to her brain, leading her to pursue further testing at UCLA where it was determined she had a PFO.

"I did this test, and they actually found that I had a grade five PFO, which is the highest grade that you can have. So, mine was fairly large," she noted in the video. "But at this point too, I was just grateful that they found it and that they knew that it was there. And also the conclusion was that I had a blood clot that traveled into my heart."


Hailey shared the blood clot had escaped through the hole in her heart and traveled to her brain, resulting in the TIA. She later had a PFO closure procedure.

"I feel great," she continued. "The biggest thing I feel honestly 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 just move on from this really scary situation and just live my life."

In June of that year, Justin experienced his own health scare and shared he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which caused temporary paralysis in parts of his face and led him to postpone his Justice World Tour shows before eventually canceling the concert series

Throughout both experiences, the couple leaned on each other

"I think the silver lining of it, honestly, is that it brings us a lot closer 'cause you're going through this together," Hailey told Good Morning America later that month. "You're being there for each other, you're supporting each other and there's just something that really bonds you through these times."

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