Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectology – Chagas Disease Clinical Research Laboratory
About the Institute
Fiocruz unit focused on clinical research, teaching, reference services and assistance in infectious diseases. It integrates the Clinical Research Network of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. The National Institute of Infectology (INI) is the reference service in Rio de Janeiro for the diagnosis and treatment of Chagas disease. All patients with clinical suspicion can go to the Emergency Room, where serological tests and an electrocardiogram are initially performed.
In case of diagnostic confirmation, evaluation of possible cardiac and digestive complications is carried out, by performing an echocardiogram, chest X-ray, endoscopy, and when necessary, 24-hour Holter and stress test.
Specific and symptomatic treatment is indicated according to current guidelines. A multidisciplinary team works with patients, providing comprehensive care, which includes infectologists, cardiologists and gastroenterologists, as well as a nursing team, nutritionist, physical educator, physiotherapist, pharmacist, social worker and psychology. For patients who develop heart disease, we also offer a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation service, with supervised physical activities aimed at improving the functional capacity and quality of life of patients.
Contact and address
- General: +55 21 3865-9595
- Cardiological Center: +55 21 3865-9696
- Chagas Disease Clinical Research Laboratory: +55 21 3865-9648.
Address: Avenida Brasil 4.365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, CEP 21.040-900, Pavilhão Gaspar Vianna
Day Hospital and general care: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm, except holidays
Hospital Center: open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays
Teaching: customer service from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm, except holidays.
How to get there
Head of staff: Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano
Substitute: Andréa Silvestre de Sousa
Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno – infectology
Andréa Rodrigues Costa – cardiology
Fernanda Martins – pharmacy
Fernanda de Souza Nogueira Sardinha Mendes – cardiology and rehabilitation
Fernando de Barros – general surgery
Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva – pharmacy
Henrique Horta Veloso – cardiology
Luiz Felipe Conde Sangenis – infectology
Marcelo Teixeira de Holanda – cardiology
Paula Simplício da Silva – nutrition
Roberto Magalhães Saraiva – cardiology
Sergio Salles Xavier – cardiology