Dr Duncan McNab



GMC number: 4562003

Practicing since: 1993



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  • Thursday 14:00-19:00
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Dr McNab is an experienced cardiologist who cares for adult patients with all types of cardiac conditions. He has a special interest in coronary angiography and angioplasty, which he has performed at Ipswich and Papworth Hospitals since he was appointed as a consultant in 2006. He is also a member of the Papworth structural heart team that closes holes in the septum of the heart (PFO / ASDs) and around leaking valves. 

Dr McNab trained in cardiology at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and in Brisbane, Australia before undertaking sub-specialty training in angioplasty in Auckland, New Zealand. Additionally, he was awarded an MPhil in epidemiology and medical statistics from Cambridge University and spent three years researching laser treatments for refractory angina. 

Dr McNab was the lead cardiologist at Ipswich Hospital before switching roles to focus on developing a new invasive specialist heart treatment centre for Suffolk.

Special interests

  • General cardiology
  • Ischaemic heart disease – chest pain, angina
  • Interventional cardiology including angiography and angioplasty
  • Heart Failure and breathlessness
  • Disease of heart valves and heart murmurs
  • Heart arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, palpitations and tachycardia

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Duncan McNab at Nuffield Health

  • Event monitor
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Duncan McNab works with

Related experience


Dr McNab performed research for three years at Papworth Hospital and Cambridge University into aspects of refractory angina – a severe type of angina that is resistant to normal methods of treatment. He studied the effects of laser channels to the muscle of the heart and the use of spinal cord stimulators, and how these treatments affected the function of the heart in patients with severe refractory angina. He studied and correlated the effects of these treatments on heart muscle function and blood flow by using stress echocardiography with tissue doppler imaging and positron emission tomography (PET) scans.


  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant cardiologist Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Consultant cardiologist Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Duncan McNab works with

Dr Duncan McNab works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Duncan McNab does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Duncan McNab does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Duncan McNab does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.