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Cardiologists Brandon MS

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George B Schimmel
(601) 825-2424
346 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Benjamin Talbot Rester, MD
(601) 984-2250
113 Linwood Dr
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1999

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Carla Cole Hewitt, MD
(601) 591-5856
102 Thorngate Dr
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1994

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Harper K Hellems, MD, FACC
5951 Baxter Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Francis Payment, MD
(601) 981-8543
1844 Eastover Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Hinds Cardiology Clinic

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George Brevik Schimmel, MD
(601) 825-2424
346 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Rankin Med Ctr, Brandon, Ms

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Robert Andrew Pickett, MD
(601) 969-2860
346 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Kenneth Harper, MD
(601) 372-2777
4135 Sandridge Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Central Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Hinds Cardiology Clinic

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Mervyn Percy Smith Jr, MD
5606 Old Canton Rd
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1974

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Thomas Allan Thompson, MD
(601) 969-2860
5481 Kaywood Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Rankin Med Ctr, Brandon, Ms; Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates

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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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