Steep increase in strokes among younger people
Men account for over two-thirds of working age cases
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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