April 27, 2011 11.33 am This story is over 127 months old

New consultant gets to the heart of Lincoln

Heart help: A new consultant will be helping people suffering from heart attack- related issues.

Patients with heart issues in Lincoln and Boston will now receive improved care due to a new cardiology consultant.

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dr Jonathan Man has joined teams in Lincoln County Hospital and Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

His primary speciality is in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), a procedure to treat narrowed coronary arteries of the heart.

He also works in Primary PCI (PPCI), an emergency service introduced to Lincoln last year that looks to be extended across the county.

PPCI uses balloons to open up blocked arteries in patients suffering heart attacks.

Dr Man said: “I am pleased to be working with my new colleagues in a department that incorporates a comprehensive coronary intervention service.

“I intend for my experience in PPCI to support the further development of the PPCI service for patients across all of Lincolnshire.

“The cardiology teams at Pilgrim and Lincoln hospitals are dedicated to continuing to improve the provision of local cardiac services.

“I am proud to be part of the teams and look forward to helping to further develop local cardiac services going forward.”

Dr Man trained in London before gaining senior clinical fellowships in interventional cardiology at Trent Cardiac Centre in Nottingham and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne, one of the busiest heart hospitals in Europe.

Source: ULHT

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