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missflick
02-14-2011, 08:53 PM
http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/02/cbs_reporter_may_have_had_stroke_on_air.php

Poor thing.

IceAlisa
02-14-2011, 08:55 PM
Does not sound like a stroke, more likely a TIA.

Skittl1321
02-14-2011, 09:08 PM
Wow- that is very worrisome. I hope she does see a doctor. (It says that a co-worker took her home and she feels fine now. Which sounds like no one checked her past the paramedics who checked her vitals)

genevieve
02-14-2011, 09:09 PM
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/02/14/update-on-cbs2kcal9s-serene-branson/
Basically the same message, minus the sensationalism.

I would presume that she is following up with her regular doctors.

nubka
02-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Does not sound like a stroke, more likely a TIA.

What is a TIA? :confused:

missflick
02-14-2011, 09:16 PM
What is a TIA? :confused:

Mini stroke. Transient Ischemic Attack. The effects are temporary, but it usually is a warning sign that a full out stroke (called a Cerebral Vascular Accident) may happen later.

IceAlisa
02-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Symptoms of TIA resolve within 24 hours.

Skittl1321
02-14-2011, 09:57 PM
But even if the symptoms resolve- isn't it still indicative of an underlying problem?

BigB08822
02-14-2011, 10:08 PM
That is scary. I saw this video early. It sounds like she went into a word salad. This can also be associated with mental illnesses, although I doubt this would be the case with her. I don't think she would make it at her job and onto the air with a mental illness if she was having problems. It isn't impossible, either, though.

IceAlisa
02-14-2011, 10:51 PM
But even if the symptoms resolve- isn't it still indicative of an underlying problem?

Very likely it is. I am sure her discharge instructions included a recommendation to follow up with her PCP asap.

vesperholly
02-15-2011, 01:45 AM
My dad had a TIA a few years ago. He couldn't say "database", kept saying "base data". The doctors put him on meds and a few months later he had one of the arteries in his neck cleaned out. He's fine now. Must be genetic — my aunt (his sister) had the same thing happen a few years ago, only she didn't need surgery.

Skittl1321
02-15-2011, 02:01 AM
Very likely it is. I am sure her discharge instructions included a recommendation to follow up with her PCP asap.

But she didn't go to the hospital- there are no discharge papers. It's so easy to say "i feel fine now " and Do nothing. Hopefully the public humiliation (so sad... that really sucks) is enough for her to want answers.

IceAlisa
02-15-2011, 02:08 AM
She did follow up with her doctor so she is not doing nothing.

love skating
02-15-2011, 03:04 AM
I saw that last night and wondered what she was saying. For some reason I thought the transmission was garbled or something. I never thought about a possible stroke, but I should have since my mom had one years ago and I know the symptom of garbled speech.

jenny12
02-15-2011, 03:07 AM
Poor woman. Hope she's ok.