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Cardiologists Chattanooga TN

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William Fritz Oellerich, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Heart Institute

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Charles D McDonald
(423) 698-2435
2205 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Steven B Stubblefield, MD
(423) 698-2435
2515 DeSales Mission Rd #205
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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Eric Hadley Conn, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Heart Institute

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Charles D Mc Donald, MD
(423) 698-2435
2205 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1963

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Brian Hartwell Negus, MD
(423) 687-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Siskin Hospital For Physical R, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Heart Institute

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Mark Charles Thel, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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Steven Thomas Mast, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993

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David Parks Hall, MD
(706) 375-5714
960 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga
Group Practice: Association Of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery

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Ericc H Conn
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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