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Patients, not pictures: why complete occlusion may be a complete disaster

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

  • Funding DK: Research support from Medtronic, MicroVention, NeuroSigma, Shape Memory Therapeutics, IndumedX, Sequent Medical, NeuroSave; DF: Research support from MicroVention, Penumbra, Sequent, Siemens; WB: None; CD: None.

  • Competing interests DFK: Consulting for Medtronic (all funds to the institution), ownership stake in Marblehead Medical. DF: Consulting for Medtronic, MicroVention, Codman, Penumbra, Sequent; WB: CEO of Marblehead Medical. CD: None.

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