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[Comment] HERMES: messenger for stroke interventional treatment

The treatment approach for acute ischaemic stroke is straightforward: restore blood flow as soon as possible and do it as safely and completely as possible. The overlong path to confirming this simple and intuitive treatment plan leads to the HERMES collaboration, the meta-analysis from Mayank Goyal and colleagues—including principal investigators from the selected trials—published in The Lancet, which combines individual patient data from five trials of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy published in 2015.

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