New statistics from the Irish Heart Foundation show that 42% more women than men die from stroke in Ireland.
The Irish Heart Foundation is urging women to be extra vigilant of the warning signs of stroke, ahead of National Stroke Week.
In total 1,174 women died from stroke in 2013, compared to 827 men.
In counties such as Carlow, Clare, Offaly, Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo the difference was even higher, with stroke-related mortality among women close to or exceeding double that of men.
In Laois, the rate was almost three times higher.
Kilkenny and Leitrim were the only two counties that had higher mortality among men.