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Cardiologists North Wilkesboro NC

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Tomas Vybiral
(336) 526-7997
640 Parkwood Medical Park
Elkin, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Tomas Vybiral, MD
(336) 526-7997
640 Parkwood Medical Park
Elkin, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish, Polish, Czech
Education
Medical School: Univ Basel, Med Fak, Basel, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, Nc
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Cardiology

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Helen Music Preston, MD
(336) 275-4096
301 E Wendover Ave Ste 310
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc; Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Eagle Cardiology

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Todd F Early
(336) 621-3777
2704 Henry St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Linda M Shuck
(336) 527-1507
100 Johnson Ridge Medical Park
Elkin, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Spencer Francesca D MD
(336) 838-6332
240 Jefferson St
North Wilkesboro, NC

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Richard Kutnick MD
(212) 879-2628
898 Park Ave
New York, NC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Ann Robinson Wilke
(336) 718-1000
250 Charlois Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gretchen Lois Wells
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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