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Cardiologists Chickasha OK

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Timothy Hale Cook, MD
(405) 224-2100
2100 W Iowa Ave
Chickasha, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha, Ok
Group Practice: Five Oaks Medical Group

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Joe T Bledose
(405) 779-2874
2220 W Iowa Ave
Chickasha, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Santosh Thomas Prabhu, MD
(405) 947-3341
16 Oakdale Farm Cir
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St John'S Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Christopher L Kerns, MD
(405) 608-3909
4050 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Cardiovascular Phys

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Steven G Chrysant, MD
(405) 721-6662
5850 W Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: OK Cardio & Hypert Ctr

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Joe Thomas Bledsoe, MD
(405) 224-2100
215 Willowcreek Rd
Chickasha, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha, Ok
Group Practice: Five Oaks Medical Group

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Brian Cole, MD
(918) 584-2500
3903 E 96th Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1973

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Richard Lynn Irvin, MD
(918) 451-0066
10902 S Erie Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Cardiology Of Tulsa

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Arthur Darrell Hagan, MD
(405) 743-2354
1301 W 6th Ave Ste 110
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1959

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Melchor Ng Lim
(405) 533-3010
1509 W 8th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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