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Cardiologists North Augusta SC

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Steven Scott Humphrey, MD
(706) 721-2736
581 Calbrieth Way
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 2000

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Harry T Harper
(706) 722-1249
820 Saint Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Glen Earl Garrison, MD
(706) 823-3984
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Medical College Of Georgia Hos, Augusta, Ga

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George Marvin Mc Daniel, MD
(706) 721-2336
1120 15th St Ste Aa800W
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1992

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Arthur Bleakley Chandler
(706) 724-8611
1348 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John William Thornton III, MD
(706) 721-7867
PO Box 31510
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Augusta Heart Assoc

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Dr.Kellie Lane
(706) 724-3473
818 Saint Sebastian Way # 311
Augusta, GA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: University
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Hossain Alavi
(706) 724-8611
1348 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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William R Kitchens
(706) 722-8242
1348 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Albert S Chang
(706) 721-3226
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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