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Dr. James Chapman

Cardiology
Grove, OK
42 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

Tuesday: 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
No: Mild mitral stenosis may not be an issue for a long time, if ever. If the degree of stenosis becomes significant, the problem is treatable, often wit... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Not dangerous: You have had a good workup and your PVCs are benign.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
See doc: The causes of these symptoms could be many things. See your doc and get examined. They will probably also do a CXR and an EKG for starters to find o... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Different creatures: We are all wired a little differently. Women are statistically more likely to experience heart pain a little atypically, but all do not. Interesting... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Delayed conduction: The ventricles receive their electrical signal through the right bundle, and the left anterior and posterior fascicles. If one if these electrical fi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Similar: Advil and Motrin are both brand names for ibuprofen, and are the same. Aleve (naproxen) is brand name for naproxyn sodum. They are all non-steroidal... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Multiple: The pitch is different. Also, each is better heard in a different location in the chest, and the duration of the murmur during the cardiac cycle are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Pressure: Blood pressure is the force that blood is pumped into your arteries. It is obviously important to have enough pressure to supply oxygen and other nut... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Pros:: May lower your triglycerides and/or raise your HDL. Cons: side effects including flossing/heat sensation. Limited to no data on improving outcomes. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes: No problem with this combination
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Possibly: The irregular signal may be artifactual, but if you are having symptoms of shortness of breath, palpitations, chest discomfort, dizziness or light hea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Anemic?: If your iron is low enough to make you anemic (low blood count), your heart will work harder to deliver oxygen to your body with a faster and more for... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Probably: TAVR is indicated for severe aortic stenosis in patients who are high risk for standard open heart AVR. The safety of this less invasive approach has... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Further testing: The 24 hr urine is a screening test, and if abnormal, may require more detailed blood testing, or even referral to an endocrinologist. This raises th... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Analgesic : Ice to area during 1st 48 hrs. An anti-inflammatory may help, or acetominophen. This is likely a contusion. If symptoms persist, seek evaluation. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Probably not: Devices like that would not normally be allowed in an operating room. Most cath labs have music playing, and would likely be happy to play music that... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Wow: Loaded question.. A stent is placed to treat a significant or critical blockage that my be threatening or causing significant symptoms. Any procedur... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Dose?: If he is not taking 800 mg, up to 4 times a day, he may need to increase dose. If he doesn't respond, further testing, or possible a change to short ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Minimal: Avapro (irbesartan) is a very clean medication with very few side effects. Because it lowers your blood pressure, however, it may cause lightheadedne... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Heart rate: Typically the pulse is taken manually to determine the heart rate, then the blood pressure is obtained.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Unlikely: Pain in your chest that changes with a deep breath is generally from rib cage, or inflammatory lung issue. Feeling an irregular hear beat is very comm... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Multiple: Untreated hypertension is most commonly associated with increased risk of stroke. It also increases risk of heart attack, heart failure and kidney fa... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
More info: Your should get this checked out by discussing with your doctor. A more thorough history of the type of pain, relieving and exacerbating factors, as ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes.: If your echo doesn't demonstrate abnormal flow or structure of a cardiac valve, then your murmur is functional, or "innocent". A murmur just mean we ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Normal: This is a normal blood pressure and heart rate.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Too high: Depending on your risk factors, your targets for cholesterol levels will be different. This panel is too high, even with no risk factors, and puts yo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Variable: In general, there is no need for a 30 yr old to consult a physician before starting an exercise program. In some cases, such as an extremely sedentar... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Somewhat: You will see some blood pressure lowering in an hour, most of the effect after 2-3 days, and full effect after about 2 weeks of treatment.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
See doc: A sensation of discomfort in the area of your heart need to be checked out. This may be a warning sign of a blood flow issue.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
No: A heart attack means actual damage to heart muscle cells, and this would have shown up in a blood test.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Moderately low: Target HDL for most is >40, but should be >45 in high risk patients.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Possibly: Fatty foods increase your stomach acidity. Other consideration is gallstones.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Depends: Only your doctor can answer that. A beta blocker will help with tachycardia, while losartan will not. A beta blocker may worsen your fatigue as a sid... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Unlikely: Women in the ages of menstruation can benefit from the amount of iron in a daily vitamin, as it may help prevent anemia. Men should look for vitamins... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 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 42 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon for a cold that gets into the lungs to cause some chest discomfort.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Uncertain: Depending on what type of stress test you had, and the degree of abnormality, the rates of false positive tests will vary. The angiogram is a way to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Inflammatory: Sharp pain that is worse with a deep breath (pleuritic), is generally inflammatory. This may be simple pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, or costocho... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Very common: And usually very harmless. If the palpitations are causing you to be dizzy or short of breath, contact your doc to further evaluate.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Possibly: Some people with a tendency towards ectopic (extra beats) are sensitive to caffeine. If caffeine makes your symptoms worse, it makes sense to minimiz... Read More
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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
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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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