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Cardiologists Arab AL

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Stancel Martin Riley, MD
(256) 533-1077
176 Morrow Dr
Guntersville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1972

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Raymond N Fernandez, MD
(256) 891-8580
4198 US Highway 431 Ste A
Albertville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Angeles Univ Fndn, Coll Of Med, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bankimchandra J Patel, MD
(256) 845-7191
2704 Wenzel Cir SE
Hampton Cove, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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F Kathryn Edwards, MD, FACC
3012 Waterman Dr SE
Hampton Cove, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William J Atkinson, MD
(334) 666-0414
3965 Byronell Ct
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1943

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Raymond N Fernandez
(256) 891-8580
4198 Us Highway 431
Albertville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Grout Finlay Jr, MD
(256) 593-8114
PO Box 338
Albertville, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr South, Boaz, Al

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David H Drenning, MD, FACC
(205) 533-3388
2901 Madrey Ln SE
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sadasiva R Katta, MD
(256) 882-1450
185 Whitesport Dr SW Ste 2
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Richard Mauritson, MD
(205) 343-2811
651 Fairhope Ave
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Fayette Med Ctr, Fayette, Al
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates Of W AL

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HEART RATE MONITORS

 



CONTENTS

  • Basic cardiovascular physiology
  • Pros and cons of using a heart rate monitor
  • Definitions
  • Calculating your maximum heart rate
  • Heart rate training zones
  • Training tips using a heart rate monitor
  • Resting heart rate
  • An opposing opinion The Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) is touted by many cyclists and trainers as the most significant training advance in the last ten years. Although many coaches refuse to work with an athlete without the physiologic training information it provides, HRMs have their detractors. And that small backlash is slowly growing. An alternative to a HRM, not quite as technical and rigid, uses perceived effort as a measure of your level of exertion.

    BASIC CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

    First, let's review the basic physiology of the circulatory system asking ourselves the question "What does the heart rate really indicate?" The components of the cardiovascular system are:
    • the heart (the pump)
    • the arteries (a distribution system)
    • the capillaries (the exchange system where gases, nutrients, and other chemical compounds move to and from surrounding tissue
    • the veins (which are the return circuit) With every heart beat (contraction of the heart pump), a certain amount of blood (stroke volume) is pushed through the system. The contraction frequency of the heart is the heart rate (HR). The amount of blood moved to the cells of the body every minute is the product of the heart rate and stroke volume (HR x strove volume).

      With physical activity (exercise) more oxygen is required by the muscle cells, and the circulatory system responds by increasing the heart rate (and the cardiac output). With aerobic training, the actual amount of blood pumped per heart beat (stroke volume) increases and the efficiency of the exchange process at the capillary level improves. The result is a lower heart rate for any level of physical activity in the trained versus the untrained individual. Thus aerobic training benefits include:

      • a lower resting heart rate
      • a lower heart rate for a specific level of exertion
      • an increased exercise capacity at an individual's maximum heart rate. The training effect results when the heart muscle is "stressed" by an increase in cardiac output (just as muscles in the arms and legs respond to the stress of lifting free weights). As the cardiac output is directly proportional to the heart rate, a heart rate monitor (HRM) can be used to structure and monitor an aerobic training program. (For additional background see Basic Exercise Physiology - the cardiac system.)

        Let's look at the pros and cons on the use of a HRM.

        PROS AND CONS

        The ADVANTAGES of a HRM include its use:

        • as a motivational tool - like a coach ; brings objectivity to a training program.
        • to teach beginners to read their bodies and avoid anaerobic overtraining.
        • to aid in doling out energy during time trialing or climbing, saving some for the final effort.
        • to analyze ra...

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