Dr Francisco Leyva

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc (Hons) MD FRCP

Year qualified:1987

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Francisco Leyva is a Consultant Cardiologist at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. He is a graduate of Manchester University and trained in Cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He is Clinical Lead for Heart Failure and Device Therapy for the North Birmingham Health Economy and also heads the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit at Good Hope Hospital.

His clinical and research interests include heart failure as well as cardiac resynchronisation therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. His current research focuses on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in these therapies.

Professional Membership



  • British Cardiovascular Society

  • European Heart Rhythm Society

  • Heart Rhythm-UK

  • American Heart Association

Clinical Interests



  • Heart failure

  • Pacemakers

  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy

  • Defibrillators

  • Magnetic resonance imaging

  • Coronary heart disease

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