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Cardiologists Grants Pass OR

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Bradley PersonIus
(541) 474-2245
520 Ramsey Ave
Grants Pass, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Bradley Personious
(541) 472-7800
520 SW Ramsey Ave
Grants Pass, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Richard Crawford, MD
(541) 673-9890
1408 Fisher Rd
Roseburg, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1989

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Warren Steven Richardson
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Aftab Ahmad, MD
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 240
Portland, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sn Med Coll, Agra Univ, Agra, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Bradley Earl Personius, MD
(541) 472-7800
195 Serenity Ln
Grants Pass, OR
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Rogue Valley Med Ctr, Medford, Or; Three Rivers Community Hospita, Grants Pass, Or; Three Rivers Community Hospita, Grants Pass, Or
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants

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Sandeep Garg, MD
(503) 692-0405
19260 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Business
Pacific Heart Associates PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Paul Quilliam Hull, MD
(503) 274-4995
2222 NW Lovejoy St Ste 408
Portland, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963

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Ramnik S Jhooty
(503) 281-0448
300 N Graham St
Portland, OR
Specialty
Cardiology

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George Quentin Hamilton
(971) 236-9171
8440 Se Sunnybrook Blvd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
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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