Yle’s morning presenter Nicklas Wancke, 55, was hospitalized for a cerebrovascular accident and will not return to work until the summer.
Yle’s daily morning program broadcast took a dramatic turn on Thursday, March 11, when a well-known presenter Nicklas Wancken the speech began to pound in the middle of the broadcast. The cause became clear later: Wancke had suffered a severe cerebrovascular accident.
– I got a cerebrovascular accident before the morning live broadcast, Wancke tells IS.
Some of the viewers also had time to wake up to Wancke’s surprising speech disturbances. He ran the broadcast for three hours, almost to the end, but has not been seen in the studio since.
According to Wancken, 55, his symptoms began the night before.
– By bedtime, I noticed that I had some kind of visual impairment. However, I didn’t think it would be anything serious, Wancke says.
– I woke up to a little hedar, but there was nothing more serious about it.
Despite the headache, he rushed to the studio the next morning and pulled a three-hour live broadcast. However, the problems were immediately present.
– When I got to work, I found that it was difficult to produce a speech and my speech got a little porridge.
At work, colleagues were immediately concerned about Wancke’s well-being. Wancke says he himself did not recognize the seriousness of the situation, even though it felt a little strange to him.
– You may not notice the cerebrovascular accident yourself. That morning at work, a colleague came to ask if I was all right. I wondered his question.
– Our great producer patit to go to the doctor immediately. Fortunately, he acted promptly because I might not have figured it out right away and the consequences could have been much more serious.
After the doctor’s visit, Wancke was sent for further examination. His head was photographed, and soon after, Wancke was hospitalized for more than a week.
– I only got home yesterday. My condition was monitored and I received blood thinners, among other things. The situation was frightening, of course, but I was in really good hands, he says.
Wancke says he is otherwise in basic health, but has been found to have atrial fibrillation, which was a clear risk factor.
Wancke says he is doing well at the moment.
– I am grateful that I survived so little. There was no motor damage, and the idea seems to be running normally. This could have really happened much worse.
The situation also frightened the Wancke family. Wancke lives with his open wife.
– Yes, it was a shock to them too.
Accustomed to an active lifestyle, Wancke says he is now focusing on resting. He is on sick leave at least until June.
Wancke encourages Finns to find out the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease and to be careful if they notice symptoms that indicate it in themselves or in others.
– If there are even slight symptoms, things should not be left unexamined, he underlines.
Nicklas Wancke started as Yle’s morning presenter in 2002. He has worked at Broadcasting for over 20 years, originally as an English-language news reporter. He has also been a teacher and travel guide, among other things.
Never ignore these symptoms
About 25,000 Finns, or 68 people, suffer from cerebrovascular disease every year, says Aivoliitto. About 4,500 people die of cerebrovascular disorders in Finland every year, and it is the third most common cause of death.
Read more: Every day 68 Finns get cerebrovascular disorders – never ignore these symptoms
Symptoms suggestive of cerebrovascular accident include:
Symptoms of paralysis: usually unilateral weakness of the hand and / or foot and / or sensation
Hanging of the mouth
Visual disturbance: double vision or visual field defects seen with both eyes
Imbalance, difficulty walking and dizziness together
The symptoms are usually painless. In the case of cerebral hemorrhage, it may be accompanied by a sudden and severe headache.
The sooner treatment for a cerebrovascular disorder is started, the better it will be effective. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to call the emergency number 112 immediately if symptoms occur.
Source: Brain Union
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