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Cardiologists Salem NH

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Davor B Kvaternik, MD
(603) 898-7622
23 Stiles Rd Ste 106
Salem, NH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catolica De Cordoba, Fac De Med, Cordoba-Cba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Family Hosp And Med Ctr, Methuen, Ma

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Kevin J Berry
(978) 794-0234
184 Pleasant Valley St
Methuen, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Anthony Straceski
(879) 989-9811
60 East St Ste 2100
Methuen, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Anthony F Marino, MD
(978) 689-2540
99 Jackson St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kirwan Thomas MacMillan
(978) 521-8595
140 Lincoln Ave
Haverhill, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Anthony Joseph Straceski, MD
(978) 989-9811
60 East St Ste 2100
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kevin Joseph Berry, MD
(978) 475-3993
184 Pleasant Valley St # 1205
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1977

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Pierre H Chahraban, MD
(978) 989-9811
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mahmoud Kowsari
(978) 687-2225
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Kenneth Gary Adams, MD
(978) 521-3270
1 Park Way
Haverhill, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Ma; Merrimac Valley Hosp, Haverhill, Ma; Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Ma; Anna Jaques Hosp, Newburyport, Ma; Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Pentucket Medical Assoc 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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