That platelets—small, anuclear, discoid cells in the vascular system—have attracted so much interest among basic scientists, clinical researchers, and practicing physicians as to warrant full textbooks dedicated to them, represents a major milestone in vascular science. Platelets occupy a primary role in coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease, which comprise the major causes of death and disability in the Western world. Medical science has witnessed exponential advances in the understanding of platelet physiology, molecular biology, and pharmacogenetics, a more thorough understanding of the role of the platelet in pathologic conditions involving hemostatic, atherothrombotic, and nonhemostatic disorders, and a greater appreciation of the clinical benefits and pharmacotherapy of antiplatelet agents. Despite these advances, there has been no comprehensive, timely, and authoritative reference book covering the subject in recent years. Platelets in Thrombotic and Non-thrombotic Disorders: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics fills this gap by providing a book that is both detailed and exhaustive yet easily consulted for the latest developments in platelet ultrastructure, function (including receptor signaling, activation, adhesion, aggregation, and amplification), pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics.