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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the conception, drafting, revisions, and approval of this editorial. DFK is the guarantor of this work.

  • Funding SAA: (unrelated) NIH/NINDS and NHLBI research funding; DFK: research support from Medtronic, MicroVention, NeuroSigma, Shape Memory Therapeutics, IndumedX, Sequent Medical, NeuroSave; DSL: consultant to Medtronic and Stryker as imaging core laboratory.

  • Competing interests SAA: medical director, Neurovascular Quality Initiative (NVQI), Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS); SAA, DSL, AHS: co-chairs, Coordinated Registry Network (CRN)-Devices Used for Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention (DAISI) Governing Council; DFK: consulting for Medtronic (all funds to the institution), ownership stake in Marblehead Medical, LLC, research support MicroVention, advisory board Triticum, Inc. DFK is an Advisory Board Member for Boston Scientific.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.