Dr Alexander Lyon

Dr Alexander Lyon

MA BM BCh PhD FRCP FHFA

Cardiology

22 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Lyon seems an extremely competent clever consultant, listens carefully, efficient, and also has a pleasant manner.“
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Subspecialty

  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4530330
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    Practices worked at

    The Physicians Clinic

    13-14 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AE
    101 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    754 reviews

    About

    Biography

    Dr Alexander Lyon studied medicine at the University of Oxford where he was awarded a first-class degree in physiological sciences in 1995, achieving second place in the final honours school. After qualifying from the John Radcliffe Medical School in 1998, he trained as a junior doctor in cardiology in Oxford, in London (at Royal Brompton Hospital) and in Sydney, Australia.

    He joined the cardiac medicine research group of Professor Sian Harding and Professor Philip Poole-Wilson, where he studied the influence of cardiac gene therapy upon ventricular arrhythmia generation. In 2005, he was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship.

    Shortly later he completed his PhD in 2008, where he spent his first postdoctoral year studying the spatiotemporal patterns of mitochondrial function in the lab of Fadi Akar and Roger Hajjar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

    He was appointed a Walport Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London in October 2008, and he completed his cardiology training at St Mary’s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital.

    In 2012, Dr Lyon was appointed a senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital.

    Clinical expertise

    Dr Alexander Lyon’s clinical expertise includes:

    • heart failure
    • cardiovascular diseases caused by cancer treatments, known as cardio-oncology
    • chemotherapy-induced heart failure
    • Takotsubo syndrome
    • cardiac gene therapy
    • novel molecular and biological therapies for heart failure.

    He runs a specialist clinic for patients with Takotsubo syndrome focusing on risk prediction and management of refractory symptoms.

    He is also:

    • clinical lead for the cardio-oncology service, Royal Brompton Hospital (2011-present)
    • chair of UK Cardio-Oncology Consortium (2012- present)
    • a member of Heart Failure Association Translational Research Committee (ESC: 2012-present).

     

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Hypertension
    • Heart valve disease
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardio-Oncology - heart problems in cancer patients and cancer survivors
    • Takotsubo syndrome
    • Chest pain
    • Breathlessness
    • Palpitations (racing heart)
    • Dizzy spells
    • General cardiac health checks to guide risk factor management
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    Medical procedures

    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
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    Special interests

    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Angina
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    BM BCh 1998 Oxford University

    Specialist Register entry date

    Cardiology From 01 Jan 2012

    Awards

    • The inaugural Bernard and Joan Marshall Young Investigator Prize from the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2010)
    • The British Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Competition Winner (Basic Sciences) (2009)
    • The Medical Research Society Raftery Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences Winner (2008)
    • The European Meeting of International Society of Heart Research Best Scientific Poster Prize (2008)
    • The Royal Society of Medicine Cardiology Section President’s Medal Winner (2007).
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    5/7
    High Blood Pressure
    3/7
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    2/7
    Atrial Fibrillation
    1/7
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) High Blood Pressure
    Dr Lyon seems an extremely competent clever consultant, listens carefully, efficient, and also has a pleasant manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) Atrial Fibrillation
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure
    Absolutely first class.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    Dr Lyon is one of the top practicioners in his field (cardiology) and his diagnosis and treatment of my condition was faultless. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) High Blood Pressure
    Dr Lyon is a genius and the nicest, kindest doctor who takes his time with you and explains everything so well. For years I was wrongly diagnosed for the cause of My blood pressure. He found the rare cause I have and together with the amazing Prof Drake it is under control in the correct way. My family and I always look forward to seeing Dr L. Such is out trust in him that we go to him for pretty much everything now as starting point and he always suggests a brilliant specialist for us to see. We are very grateful for his care and diagnostic and treatment skills.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    He is caring understanding very knowledgeable and treats one like an intelligent human being. You always feel better and safe . You know that if you need any necessary additional tests he will ensure that you have them otherwise you know they are not necessary . A great lovely doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very pleasant and professional
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