Twice as many women as men dying in Donegal following strokes

Twice as many women in Donegal as men suffer a stroke each year.

New figures from the Irish Heart Foundation show that out of 86 stroke-related deaths in Donegal in 2010, 56 women died compared to 30 men.

The statistics were released to mark the start of National Stroke Week.

Dr Angie Brown, medical director at the IHF, explains why she feels more women than men are suffering from strokes: