Dr. James Chapman

Cardiology
Grove, OK
43 years experience male

Locations

Oklahoma Heart Institute

Grove, OK

Address

900 E 13th St, Suite 200, Grove, OK
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Oklahoma Heart Institute

Grove, OK

About

Bio

I love to ski, bike, boating, visit family, and travel.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Oklahoma

Doctor Q&A

555 Answers
930 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Exercise: Regular aerobic exercise of 20-30 min/day will help. May also be increased with antioxidants in red wine or grape juice. Fish oil supplements may al... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Unlikely: Lung cancer would be very unlikely, although not impossible at your age. Asthma is more likely. Pulmonary function testing would be helpful. Consid... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Not normal: But, it is unlikely there is anything seriously wrong. This may represent a panic attack, but also may be related to gastrointestinal upset, or possi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Probably: Need more information. I am assuming that testing has been done that identified what type of tachycardia you have, and that structural and ischemic h... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Possible: Generics may be made by multiple manufacturers, and although the active chemical ingredient should be the same, fillers and delivery systems. althoug... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Various : There are several, bit most commonly no -steroidal anti inflammatory druge, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, or actual steroids like prednisone.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: Often in a heart cath, a left ventriculgram is done. In this image, a large volume of contrast is power injected into the left ventricular cavity to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Possible fluid: If has a heart problem and is short of breath, it may be fluid buildup in the lungs. There are other possibilities. See your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
To prevent body from: Reacting to it. Stainless steel is inert, and won't provoke a rejection response. Actually, most modern day stents are now made of an alloy containi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
It depends: What was your blood pressure when you took the extra medication? The type and doseage of the medication you doubled up on may also make a difference.... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: A heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally overly vigorous to start with, and over stimulation may actually cause outflow tract obstruction... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Probably not: Most people have an early or ectopic heart beat once in a while, and these are generally quite harmless. If you are concerned, or certainly if the ir... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Many possibilites: This could indicate dehydration, anemia, thyroid issue, arrhythmia, see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Various: If you have an active infection or other inflammatory process in your lungs, you may still be short of breath. If your oxygen saturation while wearin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: That blood pressure is definitely elevated. Without treatment, he will be at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, renal failure, and heart fail... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: It depends on the size of the sodium load and your body's sensitivity to it. It may be several hours to several days.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: Lactose intolerance is very common, and makes it hard to digest milk. You may have a mild form which is only expressed when large amounts of milk are... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Possibly.: An ECG may be entirely normal, even with severe blockages. An ECG can suggest blockage with changes that occur when the heart is actively receiving r... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Depends: What was the reason for the stress test? A stress test, depending on the type, may have anywhere from 10-20% false positive rate, where the test sugg... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
See Doc: There are many causes of back pain, but one of the could be an atypical presentation of heart pain. If you have significant risk factors, or even if ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Arrhythmia: It sounds like an irregular heart beat. This is usually caused by early beats, which may be from the upper or lower chamber of your heart (pac or pvc... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Many: It is good to have a normal ekg, but this does not rule out the heart as a cause of chest pain. A stress test may be helpful to further evaluate. Ma... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Hormones: Hormonal fluctuations can increase your tendency towards irregular heart beats. If your are having symptoms from this, or are concerned about them, y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Multiple: Chest pain may come from many causes including the intestinal tract, bones and muscles of the chest wall, the lungs, or the heart. More information a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: If you are switching from a once daily, long acting form of propanol, then you should be able to switch over without problems. They are both beta blo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Low blood pressure?: This sounds like a momentary drop in your blood pressure. This may happen if you are dehydrated, taking medidcations for high blood pressure, or from... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Do: Do not smoke! take your medication as prescribed. Let your doctor know if symptoms change.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Shouldn't : Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, and may affect your platelet function. This may increase your bleeding risk on warfa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Post them here: Along with other risk factors you may have, and we will be glad to give you an estimate of your approximate risk.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: All medications have potential side effects. This is a fairly low dose and side effects are unlikely. Most common side effect would be fatigue. It m... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Likely normal: If you don't have any other risk factors, this is a good panel. If you are diabetic or already have coronary disease, then your LDL should be <70 to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Improved: Improved endurance and stamina, reduced chance of heart attack and stroke, and longer life span.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
EF normal: An ejection fraction of 75% is very good, actually high normal. Mitral valve prolapse is not normal, but very common and usually harmless. Because i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Possibly: Fatty foods increase your stomach acidity. Other consideration is gallstones.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Normal: This is a normal blood pressure and heart rate.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Consider monitoring: Palpitation that do not show up on an ecg, with a normal echo in a 21 yr old are generally quite harmless. A holter monitor or an event recorder woul... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: If you are not currently taking a statin, it is ok to eat grapefruit. Niacin is generally safe, but fairly ineffective as an LDL lowerer. Niacin use... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you phy... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Maybe not: The dose you were given is much more than the prescribed dose. Check with your doctor before taking.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
More info: I am sorry, we will need more information, such as symptoms you are concerned about, to appropriately answer this question.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
No: No, Norvasc (amlodipine) is not an ace inhibitor, as it lowers blood pressure by a different mechanism. In general, Clonidine and Norvasc (amlodipine... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Depends: Every case is different. Some blood pressure medications may also help prevent episodes of atrial fibrillation. Avoid caffeine and excessive alcohol... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
More info needed: If he was in ICU twice, he was receiving a high level of care. A significant percentage of cardiomyopthies get progressively worse, despite receiving... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Sedation: In general, this procedure is performed with conscious (or moderate) sedation, which is usually a mixture of IV anti-anxiety + pain med. This makes t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Check whole panel: In someone with no risk factors, a higher cholesterol level may be acceptable. An elevated total cholesterol, but with a very high HDL (good choleste... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
No: Unless you are allergic to any of the materials used in the condom, it will protect you from many potentially serious diseases.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Probably not: Meditation relaxes you, and relaxation slows your heart rate. If you had no symptoms at that heart rate, it is not too slow for you.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Unlikely: It may still be best to do a rapid wean off over a few days. Check with your doc. You may need a replacement medication, depending on what you were ta... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Medications?: These 2 tests are not directly related. Tg is a cholesterol test, and is related to intake of starch and sugars (carbs). Alt is a liver function test.... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Testing: If you are still having significant symptoms, then further testing with a heart monitor may be helpful. Discuss with your doc.
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Testimonials
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Oct 30, 2013
Dr. Chapman's responses are very much straight-forward and the reader does not get lost in medical-ese. Great style that more should emulate. Does not overburden the reader with unnecessary terminolog...Read More
May 10, 2013
Dr. Chapman provides an excellent public service through Health Tap.The information he provides is understandable, to the point, pertinent and accurate. He is clearly very knowledgable about Cardiolog...Read More
Jun 29, 2014
I recommend Dr. Chapman highly. His contributions to HealthTap are outstanding.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. Chapman, would like to thank you for this info.. I have been on 40-80 mg. of Furosemide for over 30 yrs. I am 59 now. Have never been referred to a Cardiologist, b...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Chapman just wanted to thank you for answering these important questions my Mum has B12 Deficit with nuerological symptoms so decision making is not as simple . I ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr.Chapman for you generous time and professional insight into statins lipid and CAD you are very kind to help in putting the case to my mum which wi...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
Top Doctor, First Place, Oklahoma - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Oklahoma - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Publications

Use of Flow Support Device for Treatment of Complications of Coronary Angioplasty
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