Dr Brian Clapp

Dr Brian Clapp

MA, PhD, FRCP

Cardiology

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10 specialists

26 years of experience
15 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Good bedside manners Had seen my investigations before seeing me Good eye to eye contact Good physical examination Explained the cause of my problem Reduced the dose of medications after reviewing Organised furthermore investigations “
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Subspecialties

  • Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Preventative Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4105291
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1558 reviews

    The Cardiac Clinic

    St Olaf House 27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    108 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    14:00 - 19:00
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    13:00 - 19:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Brian Clapp is a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and he also sees patients privately, including at The London Bridge Hospital. He provides a service in both general cardiology, including cardiovascular risk assessment and hypertension and specifically, interventional and structural cardiology. He has expertise in all areas of coronary intervention (angioplasty) including physiological and anatomical assessment of lesion severity. His experience also includes the assessment and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale, including for cryptogenic strokes.

    He has a further interest in the interaction between diving medicine and cardiology and is on the Health and Safety Executive register of secondary specialsts with an interest in diving. Dr Clapp attended medical school at Cambridge University and University College London and then undertook training in teaching hospitals around the capital. Through a British Heart Foundation Fellowship, he attained a PhD from the University of London based on research into links between inflammation and acute cardiac events, which is a continued research interest. He completed his specialist training in cardiology with particular emphasis on coronary and structural intervention in 2005.

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale
    • Heart Attack
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Atrial Septal Defects
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Ischaemic heart disease
    • Diving Medicine
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    Medical procedures

    • Angioplasty
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
    • Pressure Wire Study (Coronary Angiography)
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Valvuloplasty
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Dyslipidaemia
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    • BA Hons - University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) - 1991
    • MA - University of Cambridge - 1994
    • MBBS (Lond) - University College London - 1994
    • FRCP - Royal College of Physicians (London) - 2011
    • PhD - University College London - 2005
    • BCIS - British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 
    • BCS - British Cardiovascular Society 
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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Chest Pain
    11/39
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    9/39
    Cardiovascular disease
    6/39
    Angina
    5/39
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    5/39
    Angioplasty
    3/39
    Atrial Fibrillation
    3/39
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    2/39
    Dizziness
    2/39
    Exercise Stress Test
    2/39
    High Blood Pressure
    2/39
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    2/39
    Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    2/39
    Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    1/39
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    1/39
    Cardiology
    1/39
    Carotid Artery Disease
    1/39
    Coronary Angiography
    1/39
    Hole in the heart
    1/39
    PFO Closure
    1/39
    Preventative Cardiology
    1/39
    Reason fo blackout while running
    1/39
    Vascular Surgery
    1/39
    referring after medical
    1/39
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dizziness Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    Good bedside manners Had seen my investigations before seeing me Good eye to eye contact Good physical examination Explained the cause of my problem Reduced the dose of medications after reviewing Organised furthermore investigations
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    Very good, friendly and put me at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Dizziness Preventative Cardiology
    I found Dr Clapp very engaging, detailed in explaining symptoms and suitable solutions and very involved when it came to planning future care. HIs attention to what I was trying to explain was really noticeable and made me feel like i was being listened to and understood. HIs prescription of medication also seemed considered, taking into account how I might respond or react to individual medications before prescribing larger doses. All round highly recommended. A really nice, friendly and professional Doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    Someone who explains things carefully and with authority that leaves you feeling comfortable and totally confident.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for the kind review of our clinic and Dr Clapp! We strive to provide the highest quality of care for our patients and appreciate you sharing your experience.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    CT Coronary Angiogram Exercise Stress Test Coronary Angiography
    Dr Clapp provides very clear explanations and advice and is always happy to respond to my questions. He carried out an angiogram for me and was extremely careful to explain what is involved and after the procedure his conclusions. I have every confidence in him.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for your lovely review of Dr Clapp and The Cardiac Clinic! We love to hear such positive words and experiences of our patients, we will be sure to pass this to our team!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    I cannot recommend Dr Clapp and the clinic highly enough. My experience was during the global pandemic, which only serves to heighten my appreciation of the level of service I received. The quality of care by Dr Clapp was tremendous. It was a challenging time for me having suffered a stroke due to a PFO, but the professional and calming manner of Dr Clapp along with a measured sense of good humour coupled with his outstanding clinical ability was a huge reassurance.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for sharing your experience of Dr Clapp with us at The Cardiac Clinic! We appreciate your kind words. Your feedback is invaluable for helping future patients find the best care for themselves!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    I write to you to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your help and guidance with regards to my recent PFO closure procedure. I must say there was an element of apprehension on my part before the op, and I felt very reassured by being able to meet with you personally to discuss the events beforehand. In fact, I was bubbling with optimism having spoken with you as was my wife. You are an absolute credit to the Cardiac clinic, indeed to the entire NHS, and I have enjoyed being able to meet with you, it has been a pleasure. Your professionalism and calm approach to the whole event certainly eased our worries. Our heartfelt (or should that be our 'repaired' heart-felt) thanks to you especially and your amazing team. I genuinely appreciate it. Thank you again.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for your amazing review of Dr Clapp and The Cardiac Clinic! We aim to provide the highest standards of care for every patient and a quality service to each person who visits The Cardiac Clinic!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    referring after medical Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Nice fella and made me feel at ease
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    We thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Patient experience is important to us at The Cardiac Clinic!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exercise Stress Test
    Overall excellent experience with Dr Clapp who conducted my review (first time) with high professionalism and in an open and transparent way which was appreciated.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for your amazing review, we aim to provide the highest standards of care for every patient and a quality service to each person who visits The Cardiac Clinic.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angina
    Very helpful, knowledgeable and professional.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for your lovely review of Dr Clapp! We love to hear such positive words and experiences of our patients, we will be sure to pass this to our team!

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 doctors for:
    10

    Cardiology

    Prof. Gerald Carr-White
    Prof. Gerald Carr-White
    Cardiology

    27-01-2021

    Dr Brian Clapp is a colleague of mine at Guys and St Thomas's hospital where he is the clinical lead for coronary intervention. He is 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 a exceptional clinician and cares about his patients, always putting them first in care and treatment making him an excellent opinion.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Valvular Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Heart Valve Problems, Unstable Angina, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), Low Blood Pressure
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty, Coronary Stent Insertion, Valvuloplasty, Cardioversion, Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure, Pressure Wire Study (Coronary Angiography)
    Connection: Is a colleague

    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!

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Murmurs, Loss of Consciousness (Syncope), Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), Low Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Disease
    For procedures: Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure, Valvuloplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Mark O'Neill
    Professor Mark O'Neill
    Cardiology

    19-11-2020

    Dr. Clapp is an attentive and pragmatic doctor with a broad general cardiological knowledge as well as specialist expertise in coronary and structural intervention. His patient focused approach and easy manner make him an excellent opinion and I strongly recommend him, so much so that I refer my own patients to him for investigation and treatment of possible coronary artery disease.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Heart Valve Problems, Unstable Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), Low Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Coronary Stent Insertion, Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Matthew Wright
    Dr Matthew Wright
    Cardiology

    10-11-2020

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: Angioplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague

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