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Dr Vias Markides MB(Hons), BS (Hons), MD, FRCP, FESC
NHS Base: Consultant Cardiologist & Director of the Heart Division, Royal Brompton Hospital
Areas of expertise
Dr Markides is a Consultant Cardiologist with a particular interest and expertise in the management of all arrhythmias,
particularly ablation for complex arrhythmias. This includes atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as implantation of pacemakers, ICDs and devices for cardiac
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 led the arrhythmia service on both sites
of the Trust, between 2005 and 2014, with the arrhythmia service developing into the largest such service in the UK.
Since Dec 2014, he has led the Heart Division of the Royal Brompton Hospital as Divisional Director.
His particular research interest is in individualised mapping of atrial fibrillation to further guide treatment and improve
outcomes in patients with persistent AF.
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.