Dr Hussain Contractor

Dr Hussain Contractor

Consultant Cardiologist


Specialises in

  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Hypertension

I have been a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital since 2016 having trained in the UK and Canada. I have broad experience in the management of cardiac conditions including angina, coronary artery disease, palpitations and arrhythmias, blackouts, breathlessness, heart failure, cholesterol, valvular heart and structural disease and high blood pressure.

I specialise in Interventional Cardiology and am sub-specialised in complex angioplasty and advanced techniques for managing chronic total occlusions. I perform the highest volume of PCIs (keyhole procedure used to treat blockages in heart arteries) in the region and have an excellent procedural outcomes and safety record. I am highly experienced in low/minimal contrast angiography for patients with advanced kidney disease. I have broad experience in structural heart disease and interventions for valve disease and offer renal denervation for patients with difficult to control high blood pressure.

To date I have performed over 3,000 stent procedures (and an even higher volume of diagnostic angiograms), many of them in complex anatomies, and am an expert in intracoronary imaging, coronary physiology and calcium modification including rotablation and intravascular lithotripsy.

I lead the Renal Denervation programme in Manchester which uses novel technology to treat arteries in the kidneys to reduce blood pressure long-term and have broad expertise in the use of novel medical treatments, regularly presenting in national and international conferences.

I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and Clinical Research Lead for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. I lead a number of clinical trials and maintain a strong interest in research and development of new treatment options. I am the Secondary Prevention Lead of the Strategic Cardiac Network for GM and an expert in risk factor management including high blood pressure and cholesterol.


General Medical Council Number: C6024637

Treatment information

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Additional information

Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Clinical pharmacology
Clinical physiology

MBChB with Commendation / University of Aberdeen / 2001
First Class Hons

DPhil (PhD) / University of Oxford / 2012
Ischemia reperfusion injury and cardio-protective strategies

Intercalated BSc in Molecular and Cell Biology / Aberdeen University / 1999
First Class Hons

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)

British Cardiac Society (BCS)

British Cardiac Intervention Society (BCIS)

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

European Association of PCI (EAPCI)

Professional leadership

I am the Clinical Research lead for Cardiology and Cardiothoracics across Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. I am the Strategic Cardiac Network Lead for Secondary Prevention, and a regular speaker at conferences both national and international I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital.

I was born and raised in the North West of England and have returned here after many years of medical training in the UK and abroad. I live in Greater Manchester with my wife and our three young children, our (large!) dog and (moody) cat. I enjoy sports of all kinds and am a keen football fan. I love coffee and drink far too much of it.

Private secretary Belinda Cooper
Private secretary telephone 07907 748 497
Private secretary email heartvitalitynorthwest@gmail.com