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Cardiologists Chantilly VA

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Richard Hart, MD
(703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Business
MSG of NOVA
Specialties
Cardiology

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Hassan Tabandeh, MD
(703) 335-8750
5031 Greenhouse Ter
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Islamic Azad Univ, Teheran Med Unit, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Seth Golden, MD
(703) 383-5413
12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Carey Marder
(703) 281-1265
3620 Joseph Siewick Dr # 302
Fairfax, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Aldo Richard Esposito, MD
(703) 383-5504
12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1980

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Getu Assefa, MD
(202) 674-9331
25499 Dabner Dr
Chantilly, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sofia Med Academy, Fac Of Med, Sofia, Bulgaria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Gautam Ramakrishna, MD
(703) 648-3266
4238 Jefferson Oaks Cir Apt J
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Graduate School Of Med

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John Seth Golden
(703) 383-5411
12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jerzy Waclaw Wrobel
(703) 383-5411
12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Stuart Ethan Sheifer, MD
(703) 648-3266
3700 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 102
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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