Consultant Profile

Dr Andrew Flapan

Dr Andrew Flapan MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Vascular medicine
Special clinical interests:

All aspects of cardiology including chest pain, cardiac failure, valve disease, syncope and palpitation.

I have over 15 years experience in cardiac catheterisation and coronary intervention.

Research interests have included cardiac failure, acute myocardial infarction, diet and fish oils, autonomic nervous system and arrhythmias as well as the psychological aspects of cardiac disease.

Research interests:

This includes the development of Primary angioplasty for the treatment of myocardial infarction.
Imaging and aortic valve disease.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian

Consultant Cardiologist, St Johns Hospital, Livingston NHS Lothian

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Cardiovascular Society
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
British Cardiac Intervention Society
Scottish Cardiac Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Ms Gillian Smith
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 447 1245
Murrayfield: By arrangement. Shawfair Park: Tuesday afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I trained in London and have worked all over Britain before coming to Edinburgh where I carried out research into cardiac failure and hypertension.

Since becoming a Consultant I have concentrated on research into psychological aspects of cardiac disease, autonomic nervous system function and heart disease, as well as fish oils and diet.

I have played a lead role in the development of Primary angioplasty for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction in Scotland. In 2009 I was appointed Physician to the Queen in Scotland.

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Dr Andrew Flapan

Dr Andrew Flapan Cardiology Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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