Keele cardiology research showcased internationally

Cardiology research undertaken by Keele University and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) has been on show at major international cardiology events in over 15 different countries this year alone.

Professor Mamas Mamas, Professor of Cardiology at Keele University and Consultant Cardiologist at UHNM, has presented his pioneering research across the world, including USA, India, France, Greece and Saudi Arabia and has more upcoming trips.

Each presentation showcased world-class work undertaken by researchers at UHNM and Keele University Cardiovascular Research Group, such as using electronic healthcare data to improve clinical care of patients with cardiovascular disease, using social media for training and research, and safer PCI through the radial approach.

Professor Mamas and his team have also developed a new national model to predict the risk of complications in patients undergoing complex heart valve procedures that is used nationally.

The Keele Cardiovascular research group has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications in the last 12 months focussing on outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease, using data derived from up to six million patients, with studies focussed around cancer, comorbidity and unplanned readmissions.

Earlier this year as part of Universities UK’s Made at Uni campaign Professor Mamas was named as a “Nation’s Lifesaver” in recognition of his excellent contributions to advancing healthcare.

Professor Mamas said: “Presenting the research on behalf of the UHNM and Keele University Cardiovascular Research Group has been an honour and recognises the hard work of many people in partnership with the group.

“Our research utilising electronic national healthcare records has contributed to improvements in patient safety both nationally and internationally, and has placed UHNM and Keele University at the forefront of interventional cardiological practice internationally.”