Although endovascular recanalization therapy demonstrates robust clinical efficacy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS), not all victims of these cerebrovascular accidents can benefit from it and achieve a favorable prognosis after successful reperfusion. Therefore, alternative neuroprotective strategies are urgently needed for AIS patients after vessel recanalization. Nitric oxide (NO) levels are low after AIS and NO donor drugs may be neuroprotective against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), often used in the clinic as a NO donor, may provide a novel neuroprotective strategy. This rationale, design, and protocol for a prospective pilot study plans to explore the preliminary safety, feasibility, and neuroprotective benefits of Arterial Glyceryl Trinitrate in Acute Ischemic Stroke after Thrombectomy for Neuroprotection (AGAIN).