Hailey Baldwin Bieber is recovering after developing a blood clot that moved to her brain
With situations like Bieber’s, the incidents are typically called mini-strokes or a transient ischemic attack (TIA): “That means there was a blood clot, it dissolved up completely and the person is completely a hundred percent back to normal,” Dr. Shazam Hussain, the director of the Cerebrovascular Center at Cleveland Clinic, said. If an MRI shows any injury to the brain, however, “then it becomes a full stroke.”
Situations like Bieber’s are something that everyone should watch out for, young and old, Hussain says.
“We think of stroke as being something that happens in older ages, but we are seeing it in younger and younger people,” he says. “It relates, generally, to people having unhealthy lifestyles, maybe not eating as well or not getting in regular exercise, along with other factors like genetics. So it’s important that people don’t just think of it as something that happens to older people. If you’re younger and have those symptoms, you’ve got to get to the hospital.”
I have noticed many reports recently of young people dying "suddenly" or "unexpectedly" and when you look to see why is says "no cause of death has been determined"…
I find that disturbing.
— Dr. James E. Olsson (@DrJamesOlsson) March 16, 2022