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Cardiologists Punta Gorda FL

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Raymond Nicholas Vitullo, MD
941-764-5858 x249or 319
366 Monaco Dr
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Charlotte Reg Med Ctr, Punta Gorda, Fl; Fawcett Mem Hosp, Pt Charlotte, Fl; Bon Secours-St Joseph, Pt Charlotte, Fl
Group Practice: Charlotte Heart & Vascular Ins

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Sidney Peykar
(941) 894-6184
713 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sergio Fabian Cossu, MD
941-764-5858 x249/319
3340 Tamiami Trl
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Charlotte Reg Med Ctr, Punta Gorda, Fl; Bon Secours-St Joseph, Pt Charlotte, Fl
Group Practice: Charlotte Heart & Vascular

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Peter Stayer New, MD
(978) 281-1500
1133 Bal Harbor Blvd Unit 1139
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1961

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Barbara A Bostock Bell, MD
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1961

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James Armstrong Hearn, MD
(941) 629-4500
16000 Ridgewood Ct
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1982

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Robert Carter Boerth, MD
(334) 434-3919
2400 Via Veneto Dr
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963

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David Ruggieri
(941) 637-7000
713 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Barry Loren Kramer, MD
(941) 637-0020
713 E Marion Ave Ste 302
Punta Gorda, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Bruce Garrett, MD
(941) 629-4500
4130 Tamiami Trl Unit 100
Port Charlotte, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Charlotte Reg Med Ctr, Punta Gorda, Fl; Fawcett Mem Hosp, Pt Charlotte, Fl
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates

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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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