Dr Francesco Leyva is a qualified cardiologist based in Birmingham. Dr Leyva completed his training in 1987 at the University of Manchester, after which he trained at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. Currently, Dr Leyva is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in heart failure and cardiac device therapy (which includes pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillators). Dr Leyva is also highly skilled in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT scans.
On top of his clinical achievements, Dr Leyva has been a past president of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSMCR) and has also been an advisor on national guidelines for heart failure and cardiac devices to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Dr Leyva's academic interests include his areas of expertise, with a recent focus on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in both cardiac resynchronisation therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.