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Cardiologists Parkersburg WV

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Scott Manders
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Windell Tan Chua, MD
(304) 422-4992
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1968

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Syed T Raza, MD
(304) 424-4760
1824 Murdoch Ave Ste 214
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael David Avington, MD
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St Ste 512
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1966

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David Alan Gnegy
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael David Avington
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hemant Modi
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Allen Law, MD
(573) 334-6008
600 18th St Ste 512
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Missouri Southern Healthcare, Dexter, Mo
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Consultants

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Stanley Pamfilis
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael A Santer Jr, MD
(304) 424-4574
600 18th St Ste 512
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Camden-Clark Mem Hosp, Parkersburg, Wv; St Josephs Hospital, Parkersburg, Wv
Group Practice: Parkersburg Cardiology Associates Inc

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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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