About Professor Francisco Leyva
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
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