Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Cardio-Oncology: Take Home Messages
Dr. Alexander Lyon is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the...
Dr. Alexander Lyon is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital. His clinical interests are in the field of heart failure, cardio-oncology including chemotherapy cardiomyopathy and the cardiovascular complications of modern cancer therapies, Takotsubo syndrome and the effects of major stresses of the heart, and the development of novel therapeutics including gene therapy for chronic heart failure. Alex has published over 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters in cardiology textbooks including the chapter on cardiotoxicity of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the latest edition of the ESC Textbook of Cardiology. He is a deputy editor of the European Heart Journal, an associate editor of the European Journal of Heart Failure, international advisor to the journal JACC Cardio-Oncology and his H-index is 44. Alex is the clinical lead for the Cardio-Oncology service at the Royal Brompton Hospital since 2011, specialising in surveillance and cardioprotection from modern cancer drugs, risk stratification and treatment of all cardiac complications of cancer treatment. Alex is the current president of the British Cardio-Oncology Society, recently appointed a board member of International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS - 2021), chair-elect European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council of Cardio-Oncology (2020-2022) and he is the cardiology advisor to the charity Macmillan Cancer. Alex is a co-investigator of the first Leducq Cardio-Oncology Transatlantic Research Network funded from 2020-2025 ($6M). Alex is a co-chair of the first ESC Cardio-Oncology Guideline which will be published in 2022. Alex completed a full 4 year term on the board of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (2016-2020), and he initiated and was the chair of the Heart Failure Association Cardio-Oncology Study Group. He is a co-author of the ESC Position Statement on Cardio-Oncology, the ESC Cardio-Oncology Council article on the setting up and delivery of Cardio-Oncology services and the 2020 ESMO guidelines on the management of cardiac diseases in cancer patients. He is a member of the International Cardio-Oncology Society and Alex was co-chair of the 2017 Global Cardio-Oncology Summit which hosted 325 specialists from 33 countries at the Royal College of Physicians in London in September 2017.