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Cardiologists Madison AL

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Charles Gordon Newton
(256) 533-1077
201 Sivley Rd Sw
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Stancel Martin Riley Jr, MD
(617) 354-0135
201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Crestwood Med Ctr, Huntsville, Al; Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al
Group Practice: Huntsville Cardiothoracic Srgn

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John Thomas Hartley
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Thomas Hartley III, MD
(256) 532-1415
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981

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James Daniel Murphy
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ashish Kumar Basu, MD
(256) 308-0840
930 Franklin St SE
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1983

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Guido Belli, MD
4245 Balmoral Dr SW Ste 200
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Milano, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Milano, Italy
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.John Hartley
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin Street Southeast
Huntsville, AL
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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Dr.Paul Israel
(256) 536-1081
303 Williams Ave SW # 1121
Huntsville, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: University North Carolina Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Alejandro Vasquez, MD
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St SE
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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