Dr Andrew Flapan

Consultant Cardiologist

MD, FRCP


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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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Clinical interests

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.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society

Scottish Cardiac Society

British Cardiac Intervention Society

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)

Research and publications

This includes the development of Primary angioplasty for the treatment of myocardial infarction

Imaging and aortic valve disease

Current NHS posts

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

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Ms Gillian Smith