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Cardiologists Greeneville TN

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James Steven Rodgers, MD
(423) 638-4114
803 E Church St
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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Sonya Rose Collins, MD
238 Chimney Top Ln
Jonesborough, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1994

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Christopher R Ellis, MD
(615) 936-1713
383 PRB 2220 Pierce Avenue,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rick Lee Bennett
(615) 269-4545
4230 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Tracy Quayle Callister, MD
(615) 824-0043
353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 300C
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1979

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Raymond Danl Merrick, MD
(423) 753-6611
171 Taylor Dr
Jonesborough, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1985

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Steven T Martin, MD
(901) 371-9040
4901 Raleigh Common Dr
Memphis, TN
Business
Cardiovascular Physicians of Memphis
Specialties
Cardiology

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Michael Petracek
(615) 385-4781
4230 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Dr.Thomas Richardson
(615) 322-3000
1215 21st Ave S # 5209
Nashville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Muhlenberg Comm Hosp, Greenville, Ky
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.John Harper
(865) 691-4850
9330 Park West Blvd # 202
Knoxville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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