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Cardiologists Ballwin MO

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John R Raabe, MD
(314) 965-3032
13358 Manchester Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Optima Heartcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Douglas A Horstmanshof, MD
(314) 362-5000
542 Treetop Village Dr
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1996

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Rama K P Vallurupalli, MD
(636) 532-8433
1930 Shadow Wood Ct
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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James Norman Ellison, MD
(314) 576-6700
222 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 370 North
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bakr Ibrahim K Salem, MD
222 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 500N
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1967

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Sudhir K Jain, MD
(314) 894-4900
11124 S Towne Sq
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Division of Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Dr.Morton Rinder
(314) 485-3500
1176 Town and Country Commons
Chesterfield, MO
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Morton R Rinder
(636) 207-2233
1176 Town And Country Commons
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Cardiology

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Steven Bernard Eisenberg, MD
(314) 434-3049
222 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Alexius Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; St Anthonys Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; St Johns Mercy Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; St Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo
Group Practice: Dept Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Majed Youssef Haikal, MD
(314) 205-6699
222 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 500
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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