João Sargento-Freitas
MD (CHUC) & PhD student
Group at CNC

Medical Doctor title from the University of Coimbra
Specialist in Neurology in Coimbra University and Hospital Center
Neurosonologist and Vascular Neurologist in the Coimbra University and Hospital Center;
PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra’s University (orientation by Luís Cunha and Lino Ferreira).



Area of Research: 

Ischemic stroke, stem cells, neurosonology

Research Summary: 
Selected Publications: 

-Extending the time window for endovascular procedures according to collateral pial circulation. Ribo M, Flores A, Rubiera M, Pagola J, Sargento-Freitas J, Rodriguez-Luna D, Coscojuela P, Maisterra O, Piñeiro S, Romero FJ, Alvarez-Sabin J, Molina CA. Stroke. 2011 Dec;42(12):3465-9 (IF: 6,02)

-Nocturnal blood pressure dipping in acute ischemic stroke. Sargento-Freitas J, Laranjinha I, Galego O, Rebelo-Ferreira A, Moura B, Correia M, Silva F, Machado C, Cordeiro G, Cunha L. Acta Neurol Scand. 2015 Mar 24 (IF: 2.395)

-Different locations but common associations in subcortical hypodensities of presumed vascular origin: cross-sectional study on clinical and neurosonologic correlates. Sargento-Freitas J, Felix-Morais R, Ribeiro J, Gouveia A, Nunes C, Duque C, Madaleno J, Silva F, Machado C, Cordeiro G, Cunha L. BMC Neurol. 2014 Feb 5 (IF: 2,04)

-Preferential effect of premorbid statins on atherothrombotic strokes through collateral circulation enhancement. Sargento-Freitas J, Pagola J, Rubiera M, Flores A, Silva F, Rodriguez-Luna D, Pineiro S, Alvarez-Sabín J, Molina CA, Ribo M. Eur Neurol. 2012;68(3):171-6 (IF: 1,356)

-Cardioembolic stroke in a patient taking Dabigatran Etexilate: the first case report of clinical and pharmacologic resistance. Sargento-Freitas J, Silva F, Pego J, Duque C, Cordeiro G, Cunha L. J Neurol Sci. 2014 Nov 15;346(1-2):348-9 (IF: 2,26)

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