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.
- ECG Monitor
- ECG (Electrocardiogram)
- Pacemaker Surgery
- 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
- Cardiac Pacing
- Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
- Exercise Stress Test
- Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
- Video Consultation
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
- High Blood Pressure
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- 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
- Heart Rhythm Society
- British Heart Rhythm Society