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Revolution in stroke
  1. Karen L Furie1,
  2. Ka Sing Lawrence Wong2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  2. 2Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karen L Furie, Department of Neurology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy St. APC 5, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA; KFurie{at}

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In this special edition of Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, we highlight recent advances in stroke management. In 2015, a series of transformative neurointerventional trials established the benefit of mechanical thrombectomy in large vessel occlusion, dramatically changing the management of acute stroke and altering the natural history of this devastating stroke subtype. This breakthrough in science has forced a redesign of stroke care and reinvigorated research in the prevention and management of one of the leading causes of death and disability around the globe.

One of the most dramatic changes to emerge during the last few years has been the acceleration …

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