About Professor Francisco Leyva

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Professor Francisco Leyva-Leon qualified in 1987 from the University of Manchester. He trained at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals and is now a Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and Professor of Cardiology at Aston Medical School, Aston University. He consults privately at Spire Little Aston Hospital and Sutton Medical Consulting in Sutton Coldfield, and The Priory Hospital in Birmingham.

His clinical expertise is in  cardiac device therapy (cardiac resynchronisation therapy, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators), heart failure and cardiomyopathies. He also specialises in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI) and cardiac computed tomography (cardiac CT). He is past President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) and has been a clinical advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the national guidelines for Heart Failure, Cardiac Devices and Drug Therapy. He is currently a member of the European Society of Cardiology clinical guidelines committee for Heart Failure and the clinical guidelines for pacing and complex device therapy.


He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), past Chair of the Health Economics Group and past Advocacy Chair of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). His research interests include: electrophysiology and cardiac devices therapy (cardiac resynchronisation therapy, pacemakers and defibrillators), cardiomyopathies and heart failure;  Cardiovascular Photonics; and, Clinical Outcomes Research. These research programmes are undertaken at Aston University and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

American College of Cardiology

European Society of Cardiology Conference 2014

Cardiology Update, London 2016

BBC report: implantation of a leadless pacemaker

Conference on leadless pacemakers, London 2015

What is ejection fraction ?

Prof Leyva and cardiac resynchronization therapy in 2003

Spanish Society of Cardiology 2017

Heart FAQs

Research on remote heart failure monitors



Spire Little Aston Hospital

Little Aston Hall Drive 

Sutton Coldfield B74 3UP

Appointments: 0121 580 7151

The Priory Hospital


Birmingham B5 7UG

Appointments:  0121 440 2323



Sutton Medical Consulting

​233 Tamworth Road

Sutton Coldfield B75 6DX

Appointments: 0121 308 7774



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