UHNM Consultant Cardiologist named among the UK’s top 100 lifesavers

UHNM Consultant Cardiologist has been named among the UK's top 100 lifesavers in recognition of his contribution to pioneering treatments for coronary artery disease.

Professor Mamas Mamas is listed in the the "Nation's Lifesavers" as part of Universities UK's Made at Uni campaign.

Professor Mamas has implemented innovative cardiology procedures that are currently being performed around the world.

His research has saved the NHS an estimated £20 million a year by reducing complications and aftercare costs and avoiding immobilisation of patients.

Recent advancements led by Professor Mamas and his colleagues at the University of Keele include a technique for a nonsurgical procedure that treats narrowing of the coronary arteries of the heart found in coronary artery disease and improves blood flow to the heart.

Professor Mamas has published more than 300 research papers to date, including on the use of electronic healthcare data to improve clinical care of patients, and using social media for training and research. Professor Mamas and his team have also developed a new national model for use in the UK to predict the risk of complications in patients undergoing complex heart valve procedures.

Professor Mamas said: "This recognition represents the hard work of many people spanning over a decade in a close partnership between the University of Keele and the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. Our work shows how research using such routinely collected electronic healthcare data in patients with cardiovascular disease can have a real impact on patient outcomes, and change the way we practice interventional cardiology."​