Dr Vias Markides

Dr Vias Markides

MB (Hons), BS (Hons), MD, FRCP, FESC

Cardiology

30 years of experience
20 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“Simply exceptional. His knowledge, patience and humility are reassuring and overly calming. “
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Subspecialty

  • Electrophysiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3585645
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    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    16 Devonshire Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 7AF
    1,941 reviews

    Harefield Hospital Private Care

    Hill End Road, Harefield, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, UB9 6JH
    232 reviews

    Royal Brompton Hospital

    Sydney Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NP
    36 reviews

    About

    Dr Vias Markides, Consultant Cardiologist, currently works at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He sees patients both within the NHS and privately. He is highly specialised in the management of all arrhythmias including complex arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia). He is also very skilled in the implantation of medical devices including pacemakers, ICDs, and devices for cardiac resynchronization.

    Dr Vias Markides graduated in 1992 from Imperial College London Medical School with distinction in all subjects. He was later awarded the University of London Gold Medal for his outstanding performance. He then went on to do his specialist training in several teaching hospitals throughout London, including St Mary’s, St Thomas’, and Hammersmith's hospitals. In 2002, he was appointed to his first Consultant Cardiologist role at Royal Brompton Hospital, during his time there he led the arrhythmia service, which developed into one of the largest services for arrhythmia in the UK. He also took on the responsibility of leading the Heart Division at the Royal Brompton Hospital and has done since October 2014. More recently, he was appointed as Deputy Medical Director for the Trust in 2019.

    Dr Markides is a passionate educator and is responsible for the teaching of others in his speciality and currently holds the position of honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London. He is also an active researcher with a specific interest in the individualised mapping of atrial fibrillation to guide therapy and improve outcomes. 

    Procedures

    • ECG Monitor
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Cardiac Pacing
    • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Bradycardia
    • Dizziness
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Tachycardia
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    • MB (Hons), BS (Hons) Imperial College, London 1992
    • MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians of London 1995
    • Doctor of Medicine University of London 2004
    • FRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians of London 2007

    Memberships:

    • Heart Rhythm Society
    • British Heart Rhythm Society
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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.91
    Atrial Fibrillation
    6/11
    ECG Monitor
    3/11
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    2/11
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    2/11
    Pacemaker Surgery
    1/11
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Simply exceptional. His knowledge, patience and humility are reassuring and overly calming.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He was very informative during both my first meeting with him and during my procedure.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Confidence building anyvery balanced
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very clear, good beds manner, provided time for questions and explained everything before during and after the operation
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Excellent people skills and explanation, very caring. You can ask any question and he will give you an answer that you as a patient can fully understand.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Markides is superbly knowledgeable and exceptionally skilful. I always enjoy discussions with him which are conducted with great patience, sensitivity, knowledge, clarity and fully address the questions I put to him. I have complete faith in his technical skills.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    A first-class consultant, caring and empathetic
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I felt everything was explained extremely well and am confident in making a decision to have a heart operation.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    BEYOND EXCELLENT
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    In all respects Dr Markides was excellent but I remain disappointed that he did not visit me after the succsessful procedure or before discharge although his phone call was some consolation. I have had a minor problem since the procedure while recuperating at home but Dr Markides has dealt with this directly and in a timely manner.
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