Dr Heather Angus-Leppan

Job title

Consultant neurologist
Epilepsy lead
Honorary senior lecturer

Qualifications

MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCP

GMC Number

364540

Contact details

Phone number: 020 7830 2864

Email address: heather.angus-leppan@nhs.net

PA/secretary email address: rosalind.butterworth@nhs.net/caroline.sweetman@nhs.net

Fax: 020 7472 6829

Private practice phone number: 07938 530 278

Related services

Neurosciences, Research and development

Biography

Dr Angus-Leppan trained in Sydney, Oxford and Cardiff and is consultant neurologist and epilepsy lead at Royal Free and Barnet Hospitals.  She is also honorary senior lecturer at UCL and Imperial College, president-elect of clinical neurosciences section, Royal Society of Medicine and past honorary secretary of the Association of British Neurologists.  Her research interests are in epilepsy and migraine.

Publications

  • Angus Leppan, H., Lambert, G.A., Boers, P., Lance, J.W., & Zagami, A.S. (1989)   The cervical spinal cord is a relay centre for the central nervous system processing of nociceptor input from the cranial vasculature.  Cephalalgia, 9, Suppl 10, 137 138.
  • Sachdev, P., Smith, J.S., Angus Lepan, H., & Rodriguez, P. (1990)   Pseudodementia   12 years on.  J Neurol. Neurosurg. & Psychiatry, 53, 254 259. (Note: mis-spelling of my surname as Angus-Lepan)
  • Angus Leppan, H., & Burke, D. (1992)   The function of large and small nerve fibres in renal failure.  Muscle and Nerve,15, 288 294.
  • Angus Leppan, H., Lambert, G.A., Boers, P., Zagami, A.S., & Olausson, B. (1992)   Craniovascular nociceptive pathways relay in the upper cervical spinal cord in the cat.  Neuroscience Letters, 137, 203 206.
  • Lambert, G.A., Lowy, A., Boers, P., Angus Leppan, H., & Zagami, A.S. (1992)   The spinal cord processing of input from the superior sagittal sinus: pathway and modulation by ergot alkaloids.  Brain Research, 597, 321 330.
  • Angus Leppan, H., & Colebatch, J. (1994)   Dopamine: Clinical applications in neurology. Australian Prescriber 1, 21 23.
  • Angus Leppan, H., Olausson, B., Boers, P., & Lambert, G.A. (1994)   Convergence of afferents from superior sagittal sinus and tooth pulp on cells in the upper cervical spinal cord of the cat.  Neuroscience Letters, 182, 275   278.
  • Angus Leppan, H., Olausson, B., Boers, P., & Lambert, G.A. (1995)   Convergence of afferents from superior sagittal sinus and tooth pulp on cells in the thalamus of the cat. Cephalalgia, 15, 191   199.
  • Angus Leppan, H., Lambert, G.A., & Michalicek, J. (1997)   Convergence of superior sagittal sinus and occipital nerve input in the cervical spinal cord of the cat.  Cephalalgia, 17, 625-630.
  • McCabe DJ, Pereira AC, Clifton A, Bland JM, Brown MM; CAVATAS Investigators. Restenosis after carotid angioplasty, stenting, or endarterectomy in the Carotid and Vertebral Artery Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS). Stroke. 2005 Feb;36(2):281-6. Epub 2005 Jan 13. Angus-Leppan, H. Seizures and other adverse events during routine scalp electroencephalography, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2007, 118, 22-30.
  • Coward LJ, McCabe DJ, Ederle J, Featherstone RL, Clifton A, Brown MM; CAVATAS Investigators. Long-term outcome after angioplasty and stenting for symptomatic vertebral artery stenosis compared with medical treatment in the Carotid And Vertebral Artery Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS): a randomized trial. Stroke. 2007 May;38(5):1526-30. Epub 2007 Mar 29.
  • Angus-Leppan, H.  Diagnosing epilepsy in neurology clinics: a prospective study. Seizure 2008; 17:431-436.
  • Angus-Leppan H., Parsons L. Epilepsy:epidemiology, assessment,natural history.Medicine 2008;36:571-8.
  • Parsons L, Angus-Leppan H. Epilepsy management, Medicine 2008; 36: 579-85.
  • Angus-Leppan, H. The Association of British Neurologists, Editorial. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, 2008;9: 4.
  • Angus-Leppan, H. Transitions in Neurology. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, 2009;9: 25.
  • Ederle J, Bonati LH, Dobson J, Featherstone RL, Gaines PA, Beard JD, Venables GS, Markus HS, Clifton A, Sandercock P, Brown MM; CAVATAS Investigators. Endovascular treatment with angioplasty or stenting. Lancet Neurol. 2009;8:898-907.
  • Bonati LH, Ederle J, McCabe DJ, Dobson J, Featherstone RL, Gaines PA, Beard JD, Venables GS, Markus HS, Clifton A, Sandercock P, Brown MM; CAVATAS Investigators. Long term risk of carotid restenosis in patients randomly assigned to endovascular treatment or endarterectomy. Lancet Neurol. 2009;8:908-17.
  • Angus-Leppan H, Warlow C. Health Records: out of the frying pan? Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, 2009; 9: 43-44.
  • Angus-Leppan H. In Britain, it’s the good the bad and the ABN. World Neurology, June 2009;5. wfneurology.org/pdfs/worldNeurology/wn_jun09_row.pf. Angus-Leppan H. Challenges Ahead. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, 2010; 10: 44.
  • Angus-Leppan H, Leach JP. A new era in neurological consultations. European Journal Neurology. 2010. 17(4):26-7.
  • Cole C, Pointu A, Wellsted DM, Angus-Leppan H.  A pilot study of the Epilepsy Risk Awareness Checklist (ERAC) in people with epilepsy and learning disabilities. Seizure 2010;19:592-6.
  • Angus-Leppan H.  Its all Greek: Report on European Congress of Epileptology. Epilepsy Professional. 2010;103:34-5.
  • Guiloff, R.J.; Rajakulendran, S.; Angus-Leppan, H.  Syncope and Raynaud’s disease. Archives Neurology 2012,69:608-13.
  • Angus-Leppan, H. We must warn women about the risks of untreated, or ineffectively treated, epilepsy. British Medical Journal. 2012;6;e1430.
  • Angus-Leppan H.  Explaining risks to carers. Learning Disability and Epilepsy Review 2012;2:14-5.
  • Parker T, Freilich S, Tidswell T, Angus-Leppan H. Hepatic encephalopathy with epilepsia partialis continua: A case report. Seizure 2012;21(10):813-5.
  • Angus-Leppan H, Rudge P, Mead, S, Collinge J, Vincent A. Auto-antibodies in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. JAMA Neurology 2013;70(7):919-22. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.2077.
  • Zaccara G, Sisodiya SM, Giovannelli F, Walker MC, Heaney DC, Angus-Leppan H, Wehner T, Eriksson SH, Liu R, Rugg-Gunn F, Shorvon SD, Sander JW. Network Meta-Analysis and the Comparison of Efficacy and Tolerability of Antiepileptic Drugs for Treatment of Refractory Focal Epilepsy. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Jun 6. doi: 10.1111/bcp.12175.
  • Angus-Leppan H. Migraine: mimics, borderlands and chameleons. Pract Neurol. 2013 Oct;13(5):308-18).
  • Angus-Leppan H, Rudge P, Mead S, Collinge J, Vincent A. Creutzfeld-jakob disease-reply. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Dec 1;70(12):1589.Bonati LH, Ederle J, Dobson J, Engelter S, Featherstone RL, Gaines PA, Beard JD, Venables GS, Markus HS, Clifton A, Sandercock P, Brown MM; CAVATAS Investigators.Length of carotid stenosis predicts peri-procedural stroke or death and restenosis in patients randomized to endovascular treatment or endarterectomy. Int J Stroke. 2014 Apr;9(3):297-305. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12084. Epub 2013 Jul 29.
  • Angus-Leppan H. First Seizure in adults. BMJ. Apr 2014;348:g2470. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2470.2014.