The variable rate of infarct progression in acute ischemic stroke as assessed by various thresholds excludes a substantial proportion of patients due to time or core constraints. We evaluated 106 patients with any-type occlusion to compare these thresholds and assessed performance of hypoperfusion index (HI) for fast and slow rate of infarct progression. Seven (12.5%) were classified fast progressors and 23 (46%), 25 (50%), 12 (24%), and 33 (66%) slow progressors using different core and time criteria. In comparison, HI categorized 100% (n = 106) of cohort with optimal cutoff 0.5 for any-type occlusion (slow progressors: HI ≤ 0.5), sensitivity/specificity 100%/91%, AUC 0.94, and indicative of eligibility for reperfusion and clinical outcomes (median 90-day modified Rankin Scale; 2 for HI ≤ 0.5 versus 5). Estimation of progressors by HI seems comprehensive but needs external validation.