Professor Francisco Leyva-Leon

Professor Francisco Leyva

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine


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Specialises in

  • Cardiac CT/MRI
  • Complex Devices
  • General cardiology

About me

I have been a Consultant Cardiologist since 2000 have extensive experience in general cardiology. I am able to treat patients with angina, heart attacks, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac rhythm disorders, hypertension and raised cholesterol.

I lead the Heart Failure Service and the Cardiac Devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronisation therapy) Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

I also have a special interest in cardiac imaging, including cardiac MRI, cardiac CT and echocardiography.

I am Professor of Cardiology at Aston Medical School, Aston University and Director of the Aston Medical Research Institute, responsible for all medical research.

I am past President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and have been a clinical adviser to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence on the national guidelines for Heart Failure and Cardiac Devices. I am past Chair of the Health Economics Group of the European Heart Rhythm Association.

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Adults with:

chest pain; angina; heart attacks (myocardial infarction); high blood pressure (hypertension); raised cholesterol; heart failure; cardiac rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) including atrial fibrillation; pacemakers; defibrillators (ICDs); cardiac resynchronisation therapy; cardiovascular magnetic resonance (cardiac MRI); cardiac computed tomography (CT); echocardiography

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