Dr Clive Handler

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine


  • Not Fee assured

About me

I am an experienced, accredited consultant cardiologist and physician working in a team of excellent colleagues providing the highest quality of clinical cardiac care. I am a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Free Hospital, specialising in pulmonary hypertension and investigating causes of chest pain and breathlessness. I have particular experience and expertise in evaluating and managing patients with breathlessness, chest pain, palpitation, dizzy turns, loss of consciousness, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

My private fees have been agreed with BUPA and are within the BUPA rates.

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I am an experienced senior NHS consultant cardiologist with over 30 years of experience, working at the Royal Free Hospital and at UCL. I was trained in major London teaching hospitals and in the USA. I have expertise in investigating and treating chest pain, high blood pressure, breathlessness, palpitations, dizzy turns, loss of consciousness, prevention of heart disease, (high cholesterol, exercise, management of stress, and diet). I am consulted for second opinions to see whether medical treatment or angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery is the most appropriate treatment for coronary heart disease, and for valve problems. I have particular expertise in pulmonary hypertension.

I am an Honorary Associate Professor in the Division of Medicine, at UCL, an undergraduate tutor and examiner for both undergraduates and postgraduates. I am the author of 13 books and numerous scientific papers. I am active in clinical research.

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Procedures completed

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20130

    Exercise ECG (including base line 12 lead ECG and reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20132

    Exercise or dobutamine stress echocardiography (including ECG and reporting) - (5-50)

  • 20141

    Continuous ambulatory ECG for up to 72 hours (including reporting) - (1-5)

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