Steep increase in strokes among younger people

Men account for over two-thirds of working age cases

7th April, 2016
Fast action is key to stroke recovery. Pic: Pixabay

The proportion of strokes among people of working age in Ireland has soared by over a quarter in just the last seven years.

The shock statistics were revealed today at the start of the Irish Heart Foundation’s two-day National Stroke Conferenc.

The stark figures prompted calls for significant new investment in prevention programmes, along with health and community care services to cater for younger stroke survivors.

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