Keele University

Pioneering treatment for coronary heart disease

Professor Mamas is one of the UK’s leading cardiologists, delivering pioneering treatments for coronary artery disease. 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 Keele and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust 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.