Dr Brian Clapp, Cardiologist

Dr Brian Clapp BA Hons, MBBS (lond), MA, PhD, FRCP

Cardiologist

BA Hons, MBBS (lond), MA, PhD, FRCP
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Areas of expertise

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Diagnostic angiography including transradial procedures
  • Diving medicine
  • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale
  • Ischaemic heart disease
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Recommendations for Dr Clapp

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Recommended by:

  • byProf. Mark O'Neill, Cardiologist and Professor of Electrophysiology

    Dr Clapp is a pragmatic, conscientious cardiologist who always acts in the best interests of his patients. In addition to his expertise in interventional cardiology, he has a broad scope of practice in general cardiology and offers a very high quality opinion which is why I have been referring patients to him for the last ten years. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

  • byDr Matthew Wright, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

    Dr Brian Clapp is very good for ASD closures.

  • byProf. Mark O'Neill, Cardiologist and Professor of Electrophysiology

    Dr Clapp is a pragmatic, conscientious cardiologist who always acts in the best interests of his patients. In addition to his expertise in interventional cardiology, he has a broad scope of practice in general cardiology and offers a very high quality opinion which is why I have been referring patients to him for the last ten years. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

  • byDr Matthew Wright, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

    Dr Brian Clapp is very good for ASD closures.

  • Address

  • Telephone consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, SE1 2PR

  • The Cardiac Clinic

    Sixth Floor, 27-29 Tooley Street, London, GB, SE1 2PR

  • London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, GB, SE1 2PR

  • Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital (NHS)

    Westminster Bridge Road, London, Greater London, GB, SE1 7EH

  • About Dr Brian Clapp

    GMC number: 4105291

    Year qualified: 1994

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Dr Brian Clapp is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital since 2005. He provides services in both general cardiology and specifically interventional cardiology. He has a specialist interest in hypertension (clinical and research), ischaemic heart disease and stroke prevention (including in divers). He has expertise in all areas of percutaneous coronary intervention, including the physiological and anatomical assessment of lesion severity, and the assessment and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale.

    Dr Clapp attended medical school in Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and University College London and completed his general medical training in various teaching hospitals around the capital. He was awarded a PhD by University of London for his research into the links between inflammation and acute cardiac events, a continued active research interest. He completed specialist training in cardiology at the Heart and London Chest Hospitals and developed a particular interest in coronary and structural intervention.

    Areas of expertise

    • Interventional cardiology
    • Diagnostic angiography
    • Transradial procedures
    • Diving medicine
    • General cardiology
    • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects (ASD)
    • Patent foramen ovale
    • Ischaemic heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Stroke prevention
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Left atrial appendage occlusion
    • Cryptogenic strokes

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    I see a wide range of cardiac patients. They generally present with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations or, alternatively, worry about some previous investigation they've had.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I carry out a full range of cardiac treatments, both myself and with colleagues. I'm an interventional cardiologist. I have a particular ability to deal with coronary artery disease, both in terms of investigation and treatment, and also a number of structural abnormalities including stroke prevention techniques.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I'm an interventional cardiologist who can carry out all types of coronary intervention, including radio ablation. From a structural perspective, my interests are fundamentally in those of the reduction of stroke risk. So, the closure of patent foramen ovale, closure of left atrial appendages to reduce stroke risk in specific patients. I also have an interest in other forms of atrial septal defects.

    Arching all of this, I have an interest in diving medicine and the interaction between diving physiology and the safety of diving.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Physicians
    British Cardiovascular Society
    British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Dr Brian Clapp

    Who should undergo patent foramen ovale closure in 2014?

    Endothelial function does not relate to haemoglobin or serum erythropoietin concentrations

    Estimating central systolic blood pressure during oscillometric determination of blood pressure

    Augmentation pressure is influenced by ventricular contractility/relaxation dynamics

    Other specialists recommended by Dr Clapp

  • Prof. Mark O'Neill, Cardiologist and Professor of Electrophysiology

    Prof Mark O’Neill is a very knowledgeable specialist within his field of Electrophysiology. He always provides a valuable opinion for patients that I refer to him and, if required, has a high level of technical ability when undertaking procedures. I am confident in recommending him to my patients.

  • Dr Gerald Carr-White, Cardiologist

    I would recommend Dr Gerry Carr-White specifically or patients with potential inherited cardiomyopathies.

  • Prof. Christopher Aldo Rinaldi, Cardiologist

    I would recommend Prof. Aldo Rinaldi particularly for patients with complex pacing issues.

  • Prof. George Santis, Respiratory Specialist

    Prof. George Santis is very experienced. He gives a very detailed and broad consultation, covering all areas of respiratory medicine.

  • Dr Paul Holmes,

    Dr Paul Holmes has a fantastic opinion, particularly around migraine, and has a good opinion in lots of other areas of neurology.

  • Dr Paul Carroll,

    I tend to send my patients to Dr Paul Carroll for endocrinological consultations. He gives a good, solid, rounded opinion.

  • Dr Jude Oben, Gastroenterologist

    I tend to send my patients to Dr Jude Oben for gastroenterological consultations, particularly in the area of hepatology.

  • James Michael Pattison,

    Dr James Pattison has a very good, solid, experienced renal opinion and who is used to managing complicated patients.

  • Miss Rachel Bell, General Surgeon

    Miss Rachel Bell is a very skilled and up-to-date operator. She has a very good vascular opinion.

  • Prof. David D'Cruz, Rheumatologist

    I tend to send my patients for rheumatological consultations to Prof. David D'Cruz.

  • Alessandra Frigiola,

    I would recommend Dr Alessandro Frigiola for adult congenital heart disease.

  • Karen Anne Breen,

    Dr Karen Breen is a good specialist in clotting disorders.

  • David Robert Hargroves,

    I would recommend Dr David Hargroves for stroke medicine.