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Francisco Leyva-Leon

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    20152019
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    Personal profile

    General

    I was appointed as Professor Cardiology at Aston Medical School in 2014. I am Clinical Director of Aston Medical Research Institute. I am also a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

    My clinical expertise is in cardiac device therapy (cardiac resynchronisation therapy, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators), heart failure and cardiomyopathies. I also specialise in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI). I am past President of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR). I 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 past Chair of the Health Economics Group and Advocacy Chair of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).

    Research Interests

    My research interests include: cardiac device therapy (cardiac resynchronisation therapy, pacemakers and defibrillators), cardiomyopathies and heart failure; cardiovascular photonics; and, clinical outcomes research. These research programmes are undertaken at Aston Medical School and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • 2017-2020       Scientific Programme Officer, European Heart Rhythm Association Annual Scientific Meeting
    • 2017-2018       Advocacy Chair of the European Heart Rhythm Association
    • 2013-2015       Chair of Health Economics Committee, European Heart Rhythm Association.
    • 2012-2014       President of British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    • 2012    Member of Expert Consensus Panel on cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure. European Heart Rhythm Association.
    • 2008-2010       Member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Group on Heart Failure (Clinical Guideline Update)
    • 2010    Expert Medical Advisor to the Health Technology Appraisal for Procoralan in Heart Failure. NICE.
    • 2008 to date    Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
    • 2008 to date    Grant reviewer for British Heart Foundation
    • 2008 to date    Member of European Heart Rhythm Association
    • 2007    Member of Medical Technology Group, House of Commons.
    • 2006    Expert Medical Advisor to the Health Technology Appraisal for Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy. NICE.
    • 2004    Co-founder of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 
    •  2004 to date    Member of Heart Rhythm UK.
    •  2000 to date    Member of British Cardiovascular Society

     

    Teaching Activity

    Supervision of 8 MD fellows since 2000

    Teaching of medical students and junior doctors since 2000

    PhD Supervision

    Supervising 2 MDs / PhDs

    Education/Academic qualification

    MBBS

    BSc

    FRCP

    MD

    External positions

    Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

    2010 → …

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Francisco Leyva-Leon is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences
    Heart Failure Medicine & Life Sciences
    Cardiomyopathies Medicine & Life Sciences
    Mortality Medicine & Life Sciences
    Hospitalization Medicine & Life Sciences
    Implantable Defibrillators Medicine & Life Sciences
    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Medicine & Life Sciences
    Confidence Intervals Medicine & Life Sciences

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    Research Output 2015 2019

    A randomised controlled trial evaluating arrhythmia burden, risk of sudden cardiac death and stroke in patients with Fabry disease: The role of implantable loop recorders (RaILRoAD) compared with current standard practice

    Vijapurapu, R., Kozor, R., Hughes, D. A., Woolfson, P., Jovanovic, A., Deegan, P., Rusk, R., Figtree, G. A., Tchan, M., Whalley, D., Kotecha, D., Leyva, F., Moon, J., Geberhiwot, T. & Steeds, R. P., 31 May 2019, In : Trials. 20, 1, 314.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Fabry Disease
    Sudden Cardiac Death
    Cardiac Arrhythmias
    Randomized Controlled Trials
    Stroke

    Changes in QRS Area and QRS Duration After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Predict Cardiac Mortality, Heart Failure Hospitalizations, and Ventricular Arrhythmias

    Okafor, O., Zegard, A., Van Dam, P., Stegemann, B., Qiu, T., Marshall, H. & Leyva, F., 28 Oct 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 21, e013539.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    Cardiac Arrhythmias
    Hospitalization
    Heart Failure
    Mortality

    Experimental evaluation of pulse 1550 Nm laser system for welding of heart tissue

    Litvinova, K., Chernysheva, M., Kudelin, I., Khalimanenko, S. & Leyva, F., 17 Oct 2019, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. IEEE, 8872393

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    welding
    Laser pulses
    Welding
    Tissue
    Lasers

    Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in Hemodialysis Patients

    El-chami, M. F., Clementy, N., Garweg, C., Omar, R., Duray, G. Z., Gornick, C. C., Leyva-Leon, F., Sagi, V., Piccini, J. P., Soejima, K., Stromberg, K. & Roberts, P. R., 19 Feb 2019, In : JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. 5, 2, p. 162-170 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Renal Dialysis
    Registries
    Infection
    Device Removal
    Equipment and Supplies

    Long-term outcomes of cardiac resynchronization therapy in adult congenital heart disease

    Leyva, F., Zegard, A., Qiu, T., de Bono, J., Thorne, S., Clift, P., Marshall, H. & Hudsmith, L., 1 Jun 2019, In : PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 42, 6, p. 573-580 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    Heart Diseases
    Confidence Intervals
    Mortality
    Heart Failure