Dr Brian Clapp

Dr Brian Clapp

MA, PhD, FRCP

Cardiology

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10 specialists

25 years of experience
15 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
Bedside Manner
4.8
Explanation
4.93

Top feedback

“Very competent, knowledgeable and plain speaking mixed with a dose of common sense. Relaxed, professional, un-rushed and easy-going manner. Takes the care to go through things carefully, listens well and thoughtfully. A pleasure to deal with. “
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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

    The Cardiac Clinic

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

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    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 Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
    • coronary angiography
    • percutaneous mitral valve repair
    • valvuloplasty
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    Special interests

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

    4.89 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Cardiovascular disease
    6/15
    Chest Pain
    5/15
    Angina
    2/15
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    2/15
    Angioplasty
    1/15
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    1/15
    Atrial Fibrillation
    1/15
    Cardiology
    1/15
    High Blood Pressure
    1/15
    Hole in the heart
    1/15
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/15
    PFO Closure
    1/15
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    1/15
    Reason fo blackout while running
    1/15
    Vascular Surgery
    1/15
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    really good guy - straightforward, open, honest
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiovascular disease Chest Pain Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    Very competent, knowledgeable and plain speaking mixed with a dose of common sense. Relaxed, professional, un-rushed and easy-going manner. Takes the care to go through things carefully, listens well and thoughtfully. A pleasure to deal with.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hole in the heart
    Great doctor and individual. Puts his patients as ease. Highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    I was happy with the treatment I received from Dr Clapp. If I were to offer any criticism it would be that his manner was slightly too casual (though not in a way that was concerning)
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Reason fo blackout while running
    This is the seconf time i have seen Dr Clapp over the past 8 years. He is an excellent doctor who listens well and clearly communicates. He also has a good sense of humour.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiovascular disease
    First class
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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:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Outstanding
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Our clinic aims to deliver the highest quality of patient care. We love to hear about these positive words. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiovascular disease Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Cardiology
    Consistently; professional, ethical, knowledgeable & trustworthy. Very caring, excellent memory, patient & great sense of humour.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us at The Cardiac Clinic; we are delighted by your experience and we appreciate your thoughtful words!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Angina
    Dr Clapp was friendly and put me at ease. He was also very reassuring, and had information to explain risk factors.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Dr Clapp! We will be sure to pass this along to the team.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    Very professional under difficult circumstances.
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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:
    Atrial Fibrillation High Blood Pressure Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    Dr. Brian Clapp is an outstanding Cardiologist. He explains any diagnosis or procedure in a straight forward manner. He puts you at ease and exudes confidence. A very likeable guy. Very impressive!
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Our clinic aims to deliver the highest quality of patient care. We love to hear about these positive words. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiovascular disease Angina Chest Pain
    Happy and satisfied and would highly recommend hie to friends and family
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the team at The Cardiac Clinic. We appreciate your kind words!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angioplasty Cardiovascular disease Vascular Surgery
    Dr Clapp provides comprehensive clarity, a friendly disposition, together with efficient and effective treatment.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Our clinic aims to deliver the highest quality of patient care. We love to hear about these positive words. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiovascular disease
    To the point, but human. Good at explaining technical details to the patient. Has a sense of humour which is important in a cardiologist.
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the team at The Cardiac Clinic. We appreciate your kind words

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    PFO Closure
    Dr Clapp is a true professional, very welcoming, he ensures he takes his time to explain in a way that I would understand. He gets to know his patience, I feel like I'm in safe hands. He just knows his stuff, and generally cares. You never feel rushed, and ensures there is enough time, so he can truly listen. I feel very lucky and proud to have Dr Clapp looking after me. Thank you My Procedure was minor PFO closure, but of course to me I thought it was the end of the world and he did his upmost to reassure me, even drawing little diagrams. Thank you Dr Clapp...
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    Dr Brian Clapp

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the team at The Cardiac Clinic. We appreciate your kind words. Your feedback is very valuable in helping future patients find the best care for themselves!

    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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