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Cardiologists Lake City FL

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Bruce Ira Timins, MD
(386) 755-6644
1283 SW State Road 47 Ste 2
Lake City, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1975

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Charles Varghese
(386) 755-4518
782 Sw Sisters Welcome Rd
Lake City, FL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Doroteo C Audije, MD
(386) 362-1413
2086 SW Main Blvd Ste 101
Lake City, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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Timins Bruce I Md
(386) 755-6644
1283 SW State Road 47
Lake City, FL

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Stephen M Mallon, MD
(305) 585-5530
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL
Business
University of Miami Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Harold Sidney Klopfenstein
(386) 755-3016
619 S Marion Ave
Lake City, FL
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Ankem Ravindra
(386) 752-3400
1740 W Us Hwy 90
Lake City, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Ankem Ravindra, MD
(386) 754-8000
1740 W US Highway 90
Lake City, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Interventional Cardiologists Of Gainesville PA
(386) 752-0515
3239 NW York Dr
Lake City, FL

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Barry S Kessler MD
(561) 637-7807
5258 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Cardiology

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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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