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Letter to the editor
Dawning of a new era for acute stroke therapy
  1. David M Pelz1,
  2. Sachin K Pandey1,
  3. Stephen P Lownie2
  1. 1Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr D M Pelz, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5; pelz{at}uwo.ca

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We agree with the authors of this article1 and recent articles from Stroke2 ,3 that this is an exciting time to be involved with endovascular acute stroke therapy. The recent flood of positive trials and the proliferation of new devices promise continued progress in the battle against stroke.

We do, however, have concerns about the close relationship of industry with the funding, facilitation, publication, and promotion of the major studies showing the benefit of these expensive and labor intensive procedures. Of the five papers, …

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