Dr Andrew Flapan

Dr Andrew Flapan

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Andrew Flapan at Spire include:


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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.

Clinical Interests

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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian
Consultant Cardiologist, St Johns Hospital, Livingston NHS Lothian

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Ms Gillian Smith

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