Dr Francisco Leyva

Dr Francisco Leyva

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Francisco Leyva at Spire include:

Other treatments

Heart failure, disorders of cardiac rhythm, cardiac device therapy (pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, defibrillators), cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI), hypertension, coronary artery disease

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Professional profile

I qualified in 1987 from the University of Manchester. I was trained at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals and am now a Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Reader in Cardiology at the University of Birmingham. My specialist interests include cardiac device therapy (cardiac resynchronisation therapy, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators), heart failure and cardiomyopathies. I also specialises in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI) and cardiac computed tomography (cardiac CT).

I lead a research group on cardiac devices therapy (cardiac resynchronisation therapy, pacemakers and defibrillators), cardiomyopathies and heart failure at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of Birmingham.

I am a pioneer of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in the UK. He is the President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSMCR) and have been a clinical advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the national guidelines for Heart Failure, Cardiac Devices and Drug Therapy. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and is Co-Chair of the Health Economics Group of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).

Clinical Interests


Heart failure, cardiac device therapy (pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, defibrillators), cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Reader in Cardiology, University of Birmingham.

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Financial Interests

I own 100% of a piece of Cardiology equipment used in the hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0121 580 7151
Private secretary telephone 07812 243176
Private secretary email