Dr Clarke has a subspecialty interest in interventional cardiology-coronary intervention and she is one of the most experienced operators in this area in the UK having performed over 750 cases per year, with a success rate higher than 98%.
Dr Clarke is experienced in the use of interventional devices to treat complex coronary lesions or narrowings including rotablation for heavily calcified lesions, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for evaluation of coronary narrowings, pressure wire for assessment of the significance of a coronary narrowing, and devices designed to cross chronically occluded or blocked arteries. She is a proctor for rotablation training for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.
As well as being an experienced interventional cardiologist, Dr Clarke also has extensive general cardiology experience. She has developed and introduced Papworth Direct which is a rapid access diagnostic service in the NHS sector and she has tailored diagnostic pathways to ensure appropriate tests are performed for early diagnosis and onward passage to treatment.
Dr Clarke is a member of several advisory boards for the cardiovascular industry and is also the Book Editor for Cardiology News, a cardiology journal.
All this work extends into Dr Clarke’s private practice where she consults for all aspects of general cardiology (including chest pain, murmurs and valvular disease, palpitation, dizziness and blackout, shortness of breath, heart failure and hypertension or high blood pressure). Dr Clarke undertakes coronary angiography and interventional cardiology as described above.