Professor Philip MacCarthy

Professor Philip MacCarthy

MBChB, BSc, PhD, FRCP

Cardiology

29 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Made me feel at ease, important, made it clear, and informative “
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3489990
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1543 reviews

    About

    Prof Philip MacCarthy trained in Bristol and Oxford before completing his PhD in endothelial function at the University Hospital of Wales (with an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship).

    He went on to train in coronary intervention at King's College Hospital and the OLV Cardiac Centre in Aalst, Belgium.

    He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at King's College Hospital in 2003 and Clinical Lead for Cardiology in 2007. From 2012-2015 he was Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Services at King's. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Interventional Cardiology by King's College London.

    He specialises in coronary intervention (angioplasty/stenting) and structural heart disease interventions, running the successful patent foramen ovale (PFO)/atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure and trans-catheter valve (aortic valve/TAVI/MitraClip) programmes at King's.

    He has an active research programme and his interests include coronary physiology, primary angioplasty, and trans-catheter aortic/mitral interventions.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Angioplasty
    • Coronary stent insertion
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
    • Percutaneous closure of PFO/atrial septal defect (ASD)
    • Trans-catheter valve therapy (TAVI, MitraClip, other technology)
    • Radial (wrist) catheter procedures
    • Heart valve problems
    • Coronary heart disease
    • Ischaemic heart disease/diagnostics
    • Angina
    • Unstable angina
    • Atrial septal defects (ASD)
    • Chest pain
    • Valvular heart disease
    • Cardiovascular defects
    • Cardiovascular risk factor management
    • Interventional cardiology

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Echocardiogram
    • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Angioplasty
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Endomyocardial Biopsy
    • Heart Scan
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
    • Valvuloplasty
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • Angina
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    BSc - University of Bristol - 1988 

    MBChB - University of Bristol - 1991

    PhD - University Hospital of Wales - 2000

    FRCP

    FESC

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Chest Pain
    5/11
    Exercise Stress Test
    3/11
    Angina
    2/11
    Echocardiogram
    2/11
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    2/11
    Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    2/11
    Acute Coronary Syndrome
    1/11
    Angiogram
    1/11
    Bradycardia
    1/11
    Cardiology
    1/11
    High Blood Pressure
    1/11
    retinal disturbance
    1/11
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angiogram
    Made me feel at ease, important, made it clear, and informative
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    I cannot speak highly enough of Prof McCarthy. Throughout my care (consultation / procedure / discharge) he has been outstanding. Professional, attentive, clear, understanding and completely reassuring. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Exercise Stress Test Angina
    Very impressed by a highly professional man. I was fully put in the picture and felt in very safe and knowledgeable hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Echocardiogram High Blood Pressure
    Excellent consultation, lots of attention, and very detailed and clear explanation. I'm happy to recommend prof MacCarthy!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    retinal disturbance
    Absolutely first class; calm, studied and extremely knowledgeable, yet able to explain complex matters in a simple and direct manner without being patronising
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    The best cardiologist ever. Professor MacCarthy knows the heart! He is kind, calm and very reassuring. You feel very safe and reassured under his care! Thank you so very much!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exercise Stress Test Chest Pain
    Professor MacCarthy is amazing! He treated me with kindness and show a lot of empathy. My treatment plan was explained fully and nothing was too much trouble. He listened to my concerns and asked me to ask him questions if required.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Echocardiogram Exercise Stress Test
    He is very courteous, attentive and clearly explains diagnosis and discuss treatment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angina Chest Pain
    Welcoming, friendly and caring. Clearly articulated the process and procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bradycardia
    Empathetic and understanding - hearts worry us; very clear in explanation; excellent manner; set a clear plan. Very pleased I was referred to him.
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