Hemostasis and Stroke presents an exciting and new understanding of current investigations and applications in stroke therapy. Although research in stroke, hematology, and related fields has made enormous progress in the last decade, stroke still remains one of the leading causes of death today. To achieve an interdisciplinary approach to current research and practice in the management of thrombosis of cerebrovascular disorders, scientists and clinicans worldwide met in Lubeck, Germany, in May 1993 for an International Symposium on Hemostasis and Stroke. This book represents the proceedings of the symposium. It also summarizes the results of recent stroke prevention trials, including critical reviews on current recommendations of acetylsalicyclic acid and the usefulness of ticlopidine. In addition, animal models of experimental cerebral ischemia are viewed under their possible application for research in embolic stroke.