Professor Francisco Leyva-Leon
Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Cardiology
MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FACC
"Spire Little Aston provides all the necessary facilities for investigation of cardiac conditions under one roof."
I have been a Consultant Cardiologist since the year 2000 and trained at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. Since 2010, my NHS base has been at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
My special interests are heart failure, cardiomyopathies, cardiac rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) and cardiac imaging. I have extensive experience in general cardiology and can treat patients with conditions such as angina, heart attacks, hypertension and raised cholesterol. I also specialise in cardiac imaging, including echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI), and cardiac computed tomography (cardiac CT).
I am a pioneer of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in the UK, specialised pacemakers for heart failure. I am past President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and have been a clinical advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the national guidelines for Drug Therapy and Cardiac Device Therapy in Heart Failure.
I am Professor of Cardiology at Aston University Medical School, Birmingham. I lead several research teams, including research on laser applications for medical treatments, cardiac devices, imaging, electrophysiology (rhythm disorders), cardiomyopathies, heart failure and clinical outcomes. I have published over 400 research papers/abstracts and presented over 300 lectures.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Francisco Leyva-Leon at Spire include:
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MB ChB / Manchester / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery
MB ChB is the basic medical qualification.
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Member of American Heart Association
Member of British Cardiovascular Society
Member of British Heart Rhythm Society
Member of British Society for Heart Failure
Member of British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Member of European Heart Rhythm Association
Member of European Society of Cardiology
I am Professor of Cardiology at Aston University Medical School where I lead cardiac research.
I lead the Heart Failure Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and lead the Cardiac Devices Service across University Hospitals Birmingham.
Professor of Cardiology, Aston Medical School, Aston University.
Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
I am married with three children. Although I have lived in the UK since childhood, I still enjoy visiting my relatives in Spain.