Dr Brian Clapp, Cardiologist

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

Cardiologist

BA Hons, MBBS (lond), MA, PhD, FRCP

Areas of expertise

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Diagnostic angiography including transradial procedures
  • Diving medicine
  • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects
  • Ischaemic heart disease

Recommendations for Dr Clapp

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  • byDr Gerald Carr-White, Cardiologist

    Dr Brian Clapp is the clinical lead for coronary intervention at Guys & St Thomas's Hospital. He's a national expert in the field of coronary intervention and also in the field of structural intervention, particularly along the lines of patent foramen ovale closure and left atrial appendage closure devices where he lectures nationally and internationally. He is an exceptional clinician and cares about his patients, always putting them first in care & treatment making him an excellent opinion.

  • 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.

  • by Dr Guy Lloyd, Cardiologist

    Dr Brian Clapp is an expert in cardiology and cardiac intervention. His structural interventions have excellent results. All patients that I have referred to him in the past have given outstanding reports on his service and care. I have no hesitation in referring patients with these conditions to Brian for further management.

  • by Prof. Christopher Aldo Rinaldi, Cardiologist

    Dr Clapp is a highly renowned specialist in his field, he is an expert in complex coronary interventions and also structural heart disease. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

  • byDr Gerald Carr-White, Cardiologist

    Dr Brian Clapp is the clinical lead for coronary intervention at Guys & St Thomas's Hospital. He's a national expert in the field of coronary intervention and also in the field of structural intervention, particularly along the lines of patent foramen ovale closure and left atrial appendage closure devices where he lectures nationally and internationally. He is an exceptional clinician and cares about his patients, always putting them first in care & treatment making him an excellent opinion.

  • 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.

  • by Dr Guy Lloyd, Cardiologist

    Dr Brian Clapp is an expert in cardiology and cardiac intervention. His structural interventions have excellent results. All patients that I have referred to him in the past have given outstanding reports on his service and care. I have no hesitation in referring patients with these conditions to Brian for further management.

  • by Prof. Christopher Aldo Rinaldi, Cardiologist

    Dr Clapp is a highly renowned specialist in his field, he is an expert in complex coronary interventions and also structural heart disease. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

  • Address

    • The Cardiac Clinic

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

    • London Bridge Hospital

      27 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR

  • St Thomas' Hospital

    ENT Department, Lambeth Wing, London, SE1 7EH

  • About Dr Brian Clapp

    GMC number: 4105291

    Year qualified: 1994

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Areas of expertise

    • Acute coronary syndrome
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Atrial septal defects (ASD)
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Chest pain
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Cryptogenic strokes
    • Diagnostic angiography
    • Diving medicine
    • Dizziness
    • General cardiology
    • Heart attack
    • Heart failure
    • Heart murmurs
    • Heart valve problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Ischaemic heart disease
    • Left atrial appendage occlusion
    • Loss of consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low blood pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Patent foramen ovale
    • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects (ASD)
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Preventative cardiology
    • Stroke prevention
    • Transradial procedures
    • Unstable angina
    • Valvular heart disease

    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 have worked closely with Dr Carr-White for many years and I am always impressed by his fantastic clinical knowledge. He is very considerate in his approach and always patient centric. Highly recommended.

  • Prof. George Santis, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

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

  • Dr Paul Holmes, Consultant Neurologist

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

  • James Michael Pattison, Consultant Nephrologist

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

  • Miss Rachel Bell, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

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

  • Prof. David D'Cruz, Consultant Rheumatologist

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

  • Alessandra Frigiola, Consultant Cardiologist

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

  • Karen Anne Breen, Consultant Haematologist

    Dr Karen Breen is a good specialist in clotting disorders.

  • Prof. Christopher Aldo Rinaldi, Cardiologist

    Prof. Rinaldi is one of the most skilled operators, particularly in the area of complex pacing, that I have ever worked with. This is backed up with a very broad cardiology knowledge and utilisation of evidence based medicine. He is an excellent colleague and would firmly recommend him.

  • Dr Guy Lloyd, Cardiologist

    Dr Lloyd is at the top of his field in terms of cardiology imaging. Patients benefit from both this knowledge and also a firmly patient focused approach. He is always keen to assist in all areas and I believe is an excellent clinical opinion.

  • Dr Paul V Carroll, Consultant Endocrinologist

    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.

  • David Robert Hargroves,

    I would recommend Dr David Hargroves for stroke medicine.