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Dr. James B. Chapman

Cardiologist

Dr. James B. Chapman is a top Cardiologist in Grove, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. James B. Chapman is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. James B. Chapman is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. James B. Chapman is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Grove, Oklahoma, Dr. James B. Chapman is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. James B. Chapman
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

When should one choose angioplasty over a bypass surgery?

I would need more information to help you with this. Most significant lesions in one or 2 vessels can be treated with stents and results would be equivalent to bypass, with much READ MORE
I would need more information to help you with this. Most significant lesions in one or 2 vessels can be treated with stents and results would be equivalent to bypass, with much quicker recovery. If all 3 vessels are significantly blocked, or if the blockage is particularly complex, surgery may be a better option. Often the cardiologist who diagnosed the problem will consult with a surgeon to come up with the best recommendation

Does diabetes have an impact on the heart?

Absolutely. Diabetes is a risk factor for coronary artery disease (cholesterol deposits in the arteries), and these patients often have more diffuse disease that progresses more READ MORE
Absolutely. Diabetes is a risk factor for coronary artery disease (cholesterol deposits in the arteries), and these patients often have more diffuse disease that progresses more rapidly. Diabetes can also be associated with fatty deposits in the heart muscle which can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart failure.

If my hands and legs are constantly cold, is it a sign of heart problem?

Possibly. If the heart as a pump is weak, circulation is down to the entire body, and extremity coldness may be a symptom. More likely, consider hypothyroidism, anemia, or peripheral READ MORE
Possibly. If the heart as a pump is weak, circulation is down to the entire body, and extremity coldness may be a symptom. More likely, consider hypothyroidism, anemia, or peripheral vascular disease.

Can mild chest pain be a symptom of a heart attack?

It could potentially be warning symptoms. Heart pain doesn't have to be severe; in fact, some patients have no pain at all with a heart attack.

What is cardiac catheterization?

Another common name for this is an angiogram. The basic heart cath involves inserting a catheter (small tube) through a blood vessel in the groin or wrist, and threading it up READ MORE
Another common name for this is an angiogram. The basic heart cath involves inserting a catheter (small tube) through a blood vessel in the groin or wrist, and threading it up to the heart. Contrast (commonly called dye) is injected into the heart arteries to make them show up on an xray movie. This is to look for narrowing in the arteries (blockage) which may lead to a heart attack. Severe blockage can often be treated at the same time by placing a stent. The catheterization also gives information about the strength of the heart muscle and valve function.