Dr Alexander Lyon



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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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Professional interests

General cardiology including investigation of new cardiac symptoms such as chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, blackouts and fainting.
Treatment of cardiac diseases including hypertension and heart failure.

Specialist interests include Cardio-Oncology which is the cardiovascular health issues in cancer patients including heart failure induced by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and novel cancer treatments such as Herceptin® (trastuzumab). Dr. Lyon is currently president of the British Cardio-Oncology Society, chair of the Cardio-Oncology study group of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and cardiology advisor to Macmillan Cancer.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as acute stress cardiomyopathy or ‘broken heart syndrome’.

Heart problems secondary to systemic diseases such as rheumatological diseases

Areas of interest

General cardiology; Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathy; Hypertension; Arrhythmias; Takotsubo Syndrome; Cardio-Oncology including chemotherapy cardiotoxicity and heart problems in cancer patients; Pericardial diseases; Cardiac complications of systemic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis; Gene therapy

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