Dr. James B. Chapman M.D., Cardiologist

Dr. James B. Chapman M.D.

Cardiologist | Interventional Cardiology

Lake Charles Louisiana, 74344



James B. Chapman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, held the position of medical director at many prestigious medical centers in Wyoming. These include The Cheyenne Cardiology Association, the Wyoming Heart and Vascular Institute, and Director of the Cardiac Cath Labs at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. In addition, he was an interventional cardiologist for 4 years at Rocky Mountain Cardiology. Dr. Chapman is Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. As an interventional cardiologist, he specializes in the catheter-based treatment of purely structural heart diseases.Currently Dr. Chapman shares his expertise as an Interventional Cardiologist for the Oklahoma Heart Institute.

Education and Training

Indiana University School of Medicine

In Univ Sch of Med, Indianapolis In 1980

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine


Interventional Cardiology

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM

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Dr. James B. Chapman M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • 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 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 READ MORE

  • 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 rapidly. Diabetes can also be associated with fatty deposits in the heart muscle which can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart failure. READ MORE

  • 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 vascular disease. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Interventional Cardiology

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local, regional and national public speaking -

Professional Memberships

  • American College of C
  • SCAI
  • American Hear


  • St Vincent Hosp Hlthcare Ctr, Cardiovascular Diseases; St Vincent Hosp Hlthcare Ctr, Internal Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine (Internal Medicine)


  • Indiana University School of Medicine (Internal Medicine)


  • St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center (Internal Medicine, Cardiology)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Heart Association, Wyoming Medical Society

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Excellent Training Program, Patient Care, Hard Work

Hobbies / Sports

  • Snowskiing, Motorcycling, Reading

Hospital Affiliations

  • Hillcrest M

Dr. James B. Chapman M.D.'s Practice location

Lake Charles, Louisiana 74344
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900 E 13TH ST -
GROVE, OK 74344
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