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Dr Vias Markides MB(Hons), BS (Hons), MD, FRCP
NHS Base: Consultant Cardiologist & Director of the Heart Division, Royal Brompton Hospital
Areas of expertise
Dr Markides specialises in the management of all arrhythmias, but especially ablation for complex arrhythmias. This includes
atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and devices for cardiac resynchronisation.
He qualified in 1992 from Imperial College, London, with distinction in all subjects and was awarded the University of London Gold
Medal. He continued his training in a number of teaching centres in London, including St Mary’s, St Thomas’ and Hammersmith hospitals.
He was appointed as consultant cardiologist with an interest in arrhythmias in 2002 and has led the arrhythmia service on both
sites of the Trust, since 2005. The arrhythmia service has developed into the largest such service in the UK.
He has led the Heart Division of the Royal Brompton Hospital since 2014 as Divisional Director.
Research interests include complex arrhythmia mapping, atrial fibrillation, and endocardial left ventricular pacing for cardiac
His particular area of research interest and subspecialist expertise is in individualised mapping of atrial fibrillation to guide
Leading developments in arrhythmias
Dr Markides has been a writing member for the National Service Framework for CHD (Chapter 8: Arrhythmias), and for a number of
years was the clinical lead for arrhythmias / devices for the Northwest London Cardiovascular and Stroke Network, before taking overall leadership for cardiovascular services for the same network. He
has played an important role in the shaping and delivery of a novel model of care for arrhythmias in London.