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Cardiologists Oklahoma City OK

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Naji Emile Karam
(405) 272-8477
608 Nw 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Family Practice, Cardiovascular Disease

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Trial talwar, DR
(798) 383-2932
Trial
Trial, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Graduation Year: 1950

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Ronald James Sutor, MD
(405) 272-6120
608 NW 9th St Ste 6000
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1986

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Raymond L Rose, MD, FACC
(405) 272-6300
608 NW 9th St Ste 4004
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald Richmond Hope
(405) 235-6901
1110 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Anthony Collazo, MD
(405) 272-8499
608 NW 9th St Ste 4106
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1981

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Surindar Kumar Bhatia, MD
(405) 272-6300
608 NW 9th St Ste 4000
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Michael Perlin, MD
108 NW 25th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Naji E Karam, MD
(405) 272-8477
608 NW 9th St Ste 6100
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Jan Voda, MD
(405) 272-8424
608 NW 9th St Ste 6200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Czech
Education
Medical School: Charles Univ, Second Med Fac, Praha, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Specialists

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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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