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Cardiologists Gaffney SC

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Ishfaq H Shah
(864) 487-4291
707 6th St
Gaffney, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.David Rodak
(864) 583-8647
1690 Skylyn Dr # 230
Spartanburg, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kristen Kay Pfeiffer, MD
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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Harold Edward Fleming, MD
(864) 585-5433
PO Box 1771
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1965

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Waenard L Miller Jr, MD
(864) 674-0873
432 Elford Grove Rd
Jonesville, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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John P Coan, MD, FACC
224 Pineville Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald H Littlefield, MD
(864) 585-5433
324B N Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Cardio Medical Assoc

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Ronald Harrison Littlefield
(864) 582-8900
319 N Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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John Allen Crow, MD
(662) 620-6800
591 Crow Rd
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-North Ms

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Yoganand J Hiremath, MD
(402) 483-3333
857 Inverness Cir
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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