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About us

About Us

The Brazilian Stroke Network is a Non-Governmental Organization created with the purpose of improving the overall care of stroke patients in whole country. Is made up of professionals from diverse areas together that are struggling to reduce the number of cases of disease, and improve the care and hospital in-patient, Improve stroke prevention, early Provide rehabilitation and social reintegration.


The Stroke is the disease kills more Brazilians and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Nevertheless, it is still a Neglected disease. The population Can not Recognize the Symptoms, not to know what action to take in the presence of acute, of not Know Their risk factors and adhere poorly to STI prevention.
In the 90s It Was That proved stroke units Reduce mortality and disability with a set of simple actions and Objective, How to Avoid fever, Avoid falling oxygenation, Avoiding excessive Increase or Decrease glucose, mobilize the patient early, to Avoid food aspiration. Still, very few hospitals in the country offer this service simple and inexpensive But Needs organization and team training.
In 1995 That It Was shown a new medication, the rtPA (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator), also called alteplase, When Applied intravenously within 3 hours of symptom onset is Able to clear the vessel of the cerebral circulation During the occluded Ischemic stroke. This treatment, called thrombolysis, is the only effective treatment approved for stroke and Greatly Increase the chances of patient recovery. Thrombolysis for stroke is adopted in Brazil since 2001 But even today, few hospitals Have the training, organization and structure sufficient to Implement it. Moreover, to Avoid complications, the treatment Requires a neurologist trained in the care of These patients.
Since 2002, Initiatives by individual, group of vascular neurologists Has organized ITS Operations to hospitals to treat patients suffering from stroke the best therapy available. In June 2008 Brazil Has HAD 35 hospitals Providing thrombolytic treatment to patients suffering from excellent results, similar to the international literature. Of These hospitals, 14 Patients met the public system, Brazil Demonstrating That Is Able to offer the only available treatment for stroke safely.
In February 2008, the General Coordination for Emergency and Emergency Ministry of Health saw The Need and The Possibility of designing the National Project of Stroke Care, believing That the organization of emergency services (pre-hospital and hospital) would Improve the quality of care to Patients from all the urgency and organizaríamos Entire network support.
The project Was Constructed by gathering the best of the country Experiences in stroke care in each area and founded the Brazilian Society of Cerebrovascular Diseases / Brazilian Academy of Neurology and the leading specialists in vascular neurology in the country. These neurologists, Who Were Individually working to Improve Their stroke care in hospitals and Their cities, Joined from the initiative of the Ministry of Health, together form the Network Brazil stroke.

Board of Directors

President: Sheila Cristina Martins Ouriques
Scientific Director: Octávio Marques Pontes Neto
Finance Director: Leonardo Vedolin
Administrative Director: Luiz Antônio Nasi

Founding Members

Alexandre Longo, neurologist (SC)
Heloisa Carla Moro, neurologist (SC)
Cloer vesca Alves, clinician (RS)
Elza Dias Tosta, neurologist (FD)
Gabriel Rodriguez de Freitas, neurologist (RJ)
Guilherme Marmontel Nasi, medical student (RS)
Guilherme Ouriques Martins, systems analyst (RS)
Jamary Oliveira Filho, neurologist (BA)
Luiz Antônio Nasi, intensivist (RS)
Leonardo Vedolin, neuroradiologist (RS)
Magda Carla Ouriques Martins, psychologist (RS)
Manoel Fernandes Canesin, cardiologist (PR)
Octavio Marques Pontes Neto, neurologist (SP)
Raul Alberto Valiente, neurologist (SP)
Rosane Brondani, neurologist (RS)
Sheila Cristina Ouriques Martins, neurologist (RS)
Soraia Ramos Cabette Fábio, neurologist (SP)
Viviane Hiroki Flumignan Zétola, neurologist (PR)

International Advisors

Vladimir Hachinski, Canada
Werner Hacke, Germain


Adriana Conforto, neurologist (SP)
Alan Chester, neurologist (SE)
Alexandre Maulaz, neurologist (RS)
Alexandre Pieri, neurologist (SP)
Ana Piccolo, neurologist (SP)
Andrea Garcia de Almeida, neurologist (RS)
Andrea Pereira Regner, emergencist (RS)
Augusto Cesar Esmeraldo, neurosurgeon (SE)
Benjamim Pessoa Vale, neurosurgeon (PI)
Bernardo Liberato, neurologist (RJ)
Carlos Bosco Marx, neurologist (SP)
Christian Naurath, neurologist (RJ)
Cybele Grossi Richardson, neurologist (MG)
Carlos Clayton Macedo de Freitas, neurosurgeon (SP)
Daniel Bezerra, neurologist (RJ)
Daniela Laranja, neurologist (SP)
Dario Gonçalves de Moura Neto, cardiologist (SE)
Edilene Guiotti di Gregorio, neurologist (GO)
Eli Faria Evaristo, neurologist (SP)
Erika Puertas, physiotherapist, occupational therapist (SP)
Fábio Serra Silveira, cardiologist (SE)
Franklin Bernardes Faraj de Lima, neurologist (MG)
Gisele Sampaio, neurologist (SP)
Gustavo Daher Vieira de Moraes Barros, neurologist (MG)
Helaya Dias Coelho, neurologist (MG)
Helga Cristina dos Santos Sartori, neurologist (MG)
Ilana Werneck, neurologist (MG)
José Antonio Fiorot, neurologist (ES)
Jose Ferrero, neurologist (SP)
Jovana Gobbi Marchesi Ciriaco, neurologist (ES)
Li Li Min, neurologist (SP)
Lucas Baptista Fontanesi, physical educator (SP)
Luciana Barros Marques, physiotherapist (SP)
Luciana Rocha Sona, occupational therapist (SP)
Luciano Eiffler, emergencist (RS)
Luiz Carlos Brasiliano Ferreira, neurosurgeon (RS)
Maramélia Miranda-Alves, neurologist (SP)
Marcilio Monteiro, neurosurgeon (MG)
Márcio Gadelha, neurologist (RN)
Marco Aurélio Caneda, neurologist (RS)
Marco Tulio Pedatella, neurologist (GO)
Marcos Christiano Lange, neurologist (PR)
Mariana D"Agnino Araújo, neurologist (RS)

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