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Old 09-01-2013, 19:22
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/sta...drew-marr.html

Date: 09.01.2013Last updated: 09.01.2013 at 18.49

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The following statement has today been issued by the BBC:

“Andrew Marr was taken ill yesterday and taken to hospital. The hospital confirmed he has had a stroke. His doctors say he is responding to treatment. His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers.

"We will continue to broadcast The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4’s Start The Week with guest presenters in his absence. His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery.”

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Old 09-01-2013, 19:25
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oh how sad
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:28
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I hope he makes a full recovery ..... A stroke can be devastating for the patient and their family
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:32
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All depends on whether it is a mild or severe stroke.

People can often make a full recovery if it is only a mild one.
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:32
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Very sad news - he's relatively young too, although the number of younger people having strokes is on the increase unfortunately.

I do hope they managed to get him to hospital as soon as possible after the symptoms appeared - early intervention and treatment can really boost the chances of good recovery.
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:43
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:47
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My father had a stroke in his fifties and recovered remarkably well (although it changed his personality a lot in a bad way - he became much more unpleasant and bad tempered, but he was still able to speak, write and drive a car).
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:49
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Very sad news - he's relatively young too, although the number of younger people having strokes is on the increase unfortunately.

I do hope they managed to get him to hospital as soon as possible after the symptoms appeared - early intervention and treatment can really boost the chances of good recovery.
Off topic, but why is that?
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:53
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Hope it's not too disabilatating for him. Get well soon.
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:57
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Hope it's not too disabilatating for him. Get well soon.
Did you mean debilitating
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:57
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Really sorry to hear this.

I can only echo those who,wish him a speedy recovery.
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:58
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All depends on whether it is a mild or severe stroke.
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Daily Mail saying he is "seriously ill" - but only in their headline. Always seemed to be a very fit guy. I hope his history of running and cycling helps him to recover.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:04
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How awful. I do like him. I also wish him well.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:06
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With a stroke it can often seem a lot worse than it is. My grandad had a stroke just before christmas and we were told he was unlikely to survive the following 48 hours. 4 days later he was sitting up in bed reading the newspaper!
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:10
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Daily Mail saying he is "seriously ill" - but only in their headline. Always seemed to be a very fit guy. I hope his history of running and cycling helps him to recover.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml
That reads a bit like an obituary, I hope when he gets better he doesn't read that as its kind of alarming I would imagine.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:12
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How awful. I do like him. I also wish him well.
Me too. I must be a fan - I get up to watch his show every Sunday morning. Get well soon Andrew.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:15
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Hope Andy get well soon.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:15
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My father had a stroke in his fifties and recovered remarkably well (although it changed his personality a lot in a bad way - he became much more unpleasant and bad tempered, but he was still able to speak, write and drive a car).
This sounds pretty much like my Dad. It is almost 6 years to the day since he had his stroke at 52 years of age and he has recovered reasonably well apart from his hand shaking. My Dad can still speak and drive a car and do a lot of things for himself. On the other hand though his mood swings are terrible, he can loose it over the smallest thing and at times become violent. My Dad also suffers badly with depression, he can be unpleasant and he has lost most of his friends because of this as he takes things the wrong way and he thinks people are talking about him behind his back when they are not and he can be quiet rude. My Dad's stroke has changed our families life and we often have to live on egg shells and try and avoid situations so he doesn't loose it which is sad because on his good days he can be like the person he was before the stroke. I never realised before how much a stroke can change a person's personality.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:24
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Michael Berk could cover. I hope he makes a full recovery
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:25
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Just heard this on the news. Hope he will be ok. I know a person who got a stroke at 40 and recovered well although it did take some time.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:31
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Aw horrible Get well soon, Andrew!
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:32
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Hope he gets well soon. We went to same school. Not at same time though.
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:33
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When my Dad had a stroke (tho he was in an advanced stage of Atzhimers at the time on the stroke ward there was a list and no.s of how serve it could be anything over 7 and they won't anything under 5 and should be ok but will take some time
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:00
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Off topic, but why is that?
Well, these are the main risk factors for stroke:

Hypertension
Smoking
Waist-to-hip ratio (abdominal obesity)
Poor diet
Lack of regular physical activity
Diabetes
Alcohol intake
Psychosocial factors (including stress and depression)
Other cardiac causes (such as acute myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation and atrial myxoma)
Ratio of apolipoproteins (proteins that combine with cholesterol and triglyceride to form lipoproteins)
The rates of obesity in the young population are really increasing fast (a frightening proportion of school children are now classed as clinically obese) and for the first time young people are developing weight-related type 2 diabetes. Both weight excess and diabetes are separate risk factors for stroke, so this may be a contributory factor.

Whilst figures showed an overall decrease in the incidence of stroke in the UK decade from 1999-2008 (connected to better identification of those at risk and prescribing of new and better drugs to prevent and treat stroke), it is still a major cause of death and disability and I think the huge increase in obesity in the young will only make things worse. The following stats are from the National Heart Forum:

In the UK, stroke is a major cause of premature mortality, accounting for one in twenty deaths under the age of 75. It is estimated that around 1.1m people in the UK are living with the consequences of having had a stroke.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:02
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All of the above highlighted, plus Emily Maitlis, Stephanie Flanders and James Landale would be considered as well. Forget the other three.
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