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Cardiologists Carrollton TX

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Faustino Ramos, MD
3741 Verlaine Dr
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Bhaskarbhai N Patel, MD
(972) 416-4557
2213 Burgundy Dr
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Max Kevin Graves, MD
(972) 939-8294
4360 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Vidyasagar Chodimella, MD
(504) 842-3000
4325 N Josey Ln Plz 3 Ste 301
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Marguerite Wuebker, MD
(214) 924-6296
14632 Windsor Ct
Addison, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Vishnu V Kalidindi, MD
(972) 394-4646
2008 E Hebron Pkwy Ste 114
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rangaraya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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William Howard Black, MD
(972) 607-2525
5216 Scarborough Ln
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1982

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Vidyasagar Chodimella
(972) 395-7400
4325 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Timothy Harris Thomas, MD
(409) 772-0700
1833 Melton Dr
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 2000

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Brij Narain Singh Myer, MD
(972) 490-2456
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1958

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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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