Hailey noted that her symptoms began to lessen as time passed and that she had no symptoms upon arrival at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
After undergoing multiple scans, Hailey discovered that she had suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), or mini-stroke.
Further testing revealed that she also had a hole in her heart called a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO).
“The conclusion was that I had a blood clot that traveled into my heart,” Hailey explained. “My blood clot actually escaped through the flap or the hole in my heart and it traveled to my brain and that is why I suffered a TIA.”
Since the health scare, Hailey revealed that she has undergone surgery to repair the hole in her heart, which went “smoothly.”
“I’m recovering really well really fast. I feel great,” she shared. “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.”