Update:

Several online sources reported that KCBS reporter Serene Branson was rushed to a hospital in LA last night where she was diagnosed with a TIA, or what's known in the medical field as a trans ischemic attack (mini stroke).

A statement posted to KCBS' website disputes that:

"Serene Branson was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized. As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home and she says that she is feeling fine this morning."

According to the LA Times, Branson told network executives that she is "feeling fine" and that there "was no indication of a serious medical problem."

But it is apparent that Branson suffered a TIA, or mini stroke, during her live broadcast from the Grammy's for KCBS last night.

She stumbled over her words after beginning by saying "Well, a very, very...," before mispronouncing the word ‘heavily’.

By downplaying the situation, KCBS missed a great opportunity to inform their viewers about the warning signs of a TIA.

I wrote a Medical Minute post about TIA's, which you can read here.

A TIA is sometimes referred to as a “warning sign” of an impending stroke. In Branson's case, the signal from her brain to her mouth was interrupted and she had trouble forming her words.

A TIA is categorized as a mini stroke because the symptoms lasts less than 24 hours. Most TIAs last less than 5 minutes. If the symptoms lasts longer than 24 hours it is referred to as a Cardiovascular Accident (CVA) or stroke. Some people experience a TIA and don’t even know it.

In Branson's case, she looked anxiously off camera before trying to continue to get the words out.

Originally posted on Feb. 14 @ 4:19 p.m.

  • TruGemini

    WOW :blink:

  • sexyphillygirl

    Most people ignore the TIA signs and then they have the major stroke which happened in my dad's case. He got the help he needed but still passed away from lung cancer. I am an advocate of going to the doctor if I have a headache longer than a day I am at my doctors office.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    dang she sound like dumb donald from fat albert trying to talk

  • Doc Holiday

    whoa...hope she better

  • KrayZKat

    My mom gets these a lot! Thanks Sandra.

    Best wishes to Ms. Branson.

  • pinksghetti

    That's scary hopefully she will get the help she needs. I see there is a difference between stumbling over a few words and what happened to her.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    KrayZKat says:

    My mom gets these a lot! Thanks Sandra.
    __________________

    You're welcome. How is your mom doing? Is she on blood thinners? You can email me if you don't want to answer publicly.

  • sexyphillygirl

    I didnt listen to it the first time just did wow thats scary and she is so young. Its nothing funny about that at all that would freak me out if I was her or the guy with the camera.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    I feel bad for her. She kept talking hoping her speech would clear up. She's okay now. If you read my post you will see that TIA's usually last for a few minutes. But they are a warning sign to an impending stroke.

  • missmiami

    Man it was obvious that she was slurring her words. That's scary that it can happen to so many young people. I'm sure there is no way to avoid it. We just have to recognize the symptoms and stop dismissing them. Thanks for this post!

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    omg! that is crazy and really scary all at the same time! i hope she is okay. thanks for the post sandra.

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    dang and @eastpointvet you like like a dirty egg with sunglasses!

  • amatrex

    Wow, at the end it was almost like she was speaking another language--couldn't understand on word she said.

    It's troubling to see someone so young experiencing a stroke or mini-stroke. But I guess you really can't determine if a person is truly healthy by their age or simpley looking at their physical appearance alone. :shrugs:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    @probertson
    And that still would be better looking than u right? It's ok to admire me you font have to talk about me like a school yard crush for attention

  • KrayZKat

    Hi Sandra! My mom is doing ok. We're keeping her out of the hospital, so that's a good sign that she's coming along.

    As far as the blood thinners, she's been on Plavix and aspirin for almost two years. No one seems to know why she continues to have TIA's, but then again, we are dealing with Kaiser. :shrug:

    Thanks for asking. That was sweet of you!

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    oh i'm sorry! you just mad because you don't have eyebrows! i am not the one who made that ignorant comment you chubby fake ll cool j! please believe you are not my type! i don't get down like that! go sit in a pot of boiling water and meditate on life!

  • KrayZKat

    Oh, BTW, Sandra. So true about there TIA's leading up something worse because she has had two major strokes in the past.

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    @eastpointvet Bit** Im Twitter your Myspace ain't nobody worried bout you!

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    lol oh now you important enough to have your account hacked? if you gonna insult at least make them good im not interested in being your valentines

  • Silhouette

    WTF? Wondering if :grin: is off their meds?

  • Eb

    "please believe you are not my type" #PAUSE

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    @eastpointvet whats with the insinuations? you certainly seem to be questioning your sexuality. i suggest you find yourself before you come for me! #def not studding you or interested!

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    you commented on me with your mouth watering just wishing i was batting for your team but im not im team #tightwetpusy

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    proberson07 says:

    @eastpointvet Bit** Im Twitter your Myspace ain’t nobody worried bout you!

    :homoswitch: :gay:

    STFU...nobody likes you dude

  • Daisy

    :rofl:

    :dead:

    On topic glad the reporter is ok

    Spread love its V day :heart:

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    renegadesince1985 bit* who are you? i like me though so thats all that matter. so take your lonely ass back to the WIC and stay the hell out of grown folk business trix!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    Ahh...I don't have kids so no need for WIC...and I'm definitely not lonely...where's your life partner? Aren't y'all doing something for Valentine's Day???

    GTFOH you flucking queen :rofl:

  • crzasallgetout

    :rofl: Folks stalking on twitter now? dang

    @rene :dead: at queen

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    Nobody likes you on this blog....don't you see everybody makes fun of you each time you post. I used to feel sorry for you actually...like a sad puppy vying for attention :violin:

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    whatever trix! when you have my money you can talk to me. until you bring back money get on about your business you flucking bit*

  • crzasallgetout

    Straight dudes say "studding"??? Just asking

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    dont worry about him cuz he didnt get a valentine delivery from his dude so he seeking attention

  • StillASassyOne

    *reads.....scratches head*

    Errrrr???

    :blink:

    DOGFIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :popcorn:

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    @eastpointvet dude are you gay? i don't have to explain my sexuality to you or anyone else. the only one bring it up is you! i am grown and my proclivities are mine alone. why you worried about it? you questioning your sexuality or something? i don't get down like that, but if i did i def would not come at some cancer patient looking ninja with no neck, eye brows or head!

  • StillASassyOne

    OMG! :dead: at "proclivities!" I love words like that, but I don't know why though....

    :rofl:

  • Silhouette

    @Prob who the fux does that really? You going after East and the Rene (they don't bother anyone), oh I forgot it a lot traffic coming to sandrarose.com.
    Instead of kicking down the closet door online maybe you should go have a talk with your family. I think they would like to know what your dealing with. :shrug:

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    @eastpointvet;renegadesince1985

    kattwilliams said it best! My life is not based off what you think Bitc*!

    :yawn:

    good night!

  • Daisy

    I just don't understand why @eastpoint is under "attack" :shrug:

    I swear this is a classic case of don't come for me when I didn't send for you :lol:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ KrayZKat: I'm glad to hear she's doing okay. I wish I could say what i want to say about Kaiser. :coffee:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ proberson07: I suggest you chill or take it to another blog that encourages discord and altercations in the comments section.

  • StillASassyOne

    @Sandra

    Ummmm.....I'm on Kaiser. Can you please tell me what you want to say? Should I be worried? Tell me please! I think they take pretty good care of me, but now, you're scaring me! :wail:

  • Daisy

    Now of all the e beefs we have had here this is the one Sandra comments on aint this about a ...... :coffee:

    I have never had Kasier but everybody I know who has loved them :shrug:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ StillASassyOne: Sometimes we think we're being treated good when we're not used to being treated better. :coffee:

  • StillASassyOne

    @Sandra

    Well damn! Should I leave Kaiser? They're not going to eventually euthanize me or nothing like that, right? In your professional opinion, who is the best healthcare provider?

  • KrayZKat

    @Sandra, thank you. Since you can't say it, maybe I can say interject. THEY SUCK! They aren't called "Killer Kaiser" for nothing. They are the reason my mom is in the state that she's in now. Years of misdiagnosis, untreated ailments, and severe heart issues were left untreated, and we didn't even know about it. The only wrong we did was trust her doctors. They are so caught up in protocol instead of patient treatment. It would take a chapter to tell you what they've done to her, and we are still going through it now. I was a member too, but thankfully, I recently got another health plan. If only they could be sued, I'd own em.

    Anyway, sorry for the rant. I better keep my mouth shut. :-)

  • KrayZKat

    correction: "Years of misdiagnosis and severe heart issues were left untreated, and we didn’t even know about it."

  • thatgirl4real

    OMG this has happened to me on more than one occasion...*to the bat mobile and getting a check up asap* thanks for the info

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gq0sRCrcPg YSoSerious

    :wtf: happened here?! :blink:

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    @ Silhouette and you are? :think: exactly! nobody! :bye: dismissed!

  • Cutekisses

    Sandra thank you for posting this. My mother use to have mini-strokes. She passed away a few years ago from a major stroke. It is imperative that people know this can happen to you even at a young age.

  • jUsTiAra

    :lol: wtf is going on..... i leave for a few hours and niglettes start actin crazy :) lol i'ma need ya'll to head straight to the :kona:

  • chase

    Wow my granny had this happen to her and her doctor (R.I.P.) put her on blood thinners and the mini strokes stopped.

    Team East

    Team Rene

    :hater: Proby

  • MS.DREA

    I don't think it was nice at all to make fun of how she sounded.

  • ChaCha

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    :wail: :rofl:
    as Civil would say, PURE BYTCHFIT!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Ms Drea are you new?? You're aweful purty!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    insert sign that says "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU"

  • MS.DREA

    @Bubblin no I'm not new... I just don't post that often. I'm an official lurky.

  • MS.DREA

    @Bubblin Oh and how rude of me. Thank you!!!!