Stroke is the third most frequent cause of death after cancer and heart disease in developed countries. It is also one of the most common reasons for cognitive impairment and vascular dementia. This eBook series brings forth research efforts aimed at improving the understanding of stroke medicine. Research in the field is rapidly growing so that in the last 20 years more than 140,000 papers have been published. This series is a useful reference for clinicians, neurologist, cardiologists, physiologists and medical researchers in allied health care services.