Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Reporter Suffers Stroke Live on Camera

Given the miles of video tape shot and the ubiquitous camera phones with scads of digital memory, I guess it's to be expected that one day soon, every conceivable event will have been captured on video. Here is a reporter apparently having a stroke on live TV:

Know the warning signs of a stroke:
* Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
* Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
* Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

If you witness someone with these symptoms, get them medical attention immediately, even if they protest that they don't need it. Time is critical when treating stroke victims. If you have experienced these symptoms before and they reoccur, hie thee to a physician!


  1. So do we all. It was just so weird seeing it happen on camera like that.

  2. That was quite sad to watch. She looked terrified when she realized nothing was coming out right.

    News reports said that she was never hospitalized, only examined by paramedics who declared her vital signs normal. Vital signs cannot detect a stroke. She had SOMETHING, you just don't go aphasic for no reason. She probably should have been admitted and tested. Hopefully, she's doing okay.

  3. "That was quite sad to watch" My impression was that not only was her speech impaired, but that portion of the brain that understands speech kept her from knowing exactly what was wrong with what she was saying.

  4. It's possible. Maybe it's because I worked with a guy that had a stroke at work, he was 32. He was fine one moment, and the next he was speaking gibberish. He said that at the time, he knew that what was coming out of his mouth didn't make sense and he was scared to death.

  5. I meant that it's possible that I was wrong.

  6. Both are possible. No apology necessary.


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