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Cardiologists Roslindale MA

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Gary Maurice Brockington, MD
(617) 524-0371
1153 Centre St Ste 40
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984

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Alberto Ramirez, MD, FACC
(617) 983-7441
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Andrew Gaziano
(617) 983-4100
640 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Oscar Harold lee Bing
(617) 232-9500
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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G Brandon Atkins, MD, PHD
(617) 726-9292
29 Cerdan Ave
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lisa Mielniczuk, MD
25 Castleton St Apt 1
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Manish Hasmukh Shah, MD
105 Fletcher St Fl 1
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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Charles Joseph Vaughan, MD
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Cork, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Cork
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jeffrey Scott Cohen, MD
(617) 983-7420
1153 Centre St Ste 4930
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ronald Paul Pigeon, MD
(617) 325-4445
19 Cornell St
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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