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Cardiologists Seattle WA

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Cardiologists. You will find helpful, informative articles about Cardiologists, including "HEART RATE MONITORS". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Seattle, WA that will answer all of your questions about Cardiologists.

Tiong-Keat Yeoh, MD
(206) 215-4545
550 17th Ave
Seattle, WA
Business
Seattle Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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John Richard Holmes, MD
(206) 223-6666
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Center

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Robert Alan Hall
(206) 223-6600
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Graham Nichol, MD
(206) 731-3341
325 9th Ave # 359747
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, Lon
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gordon Lee Kritzer
(206) 223-6600
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gautam R Velamoor
(206) 223-6198
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Milton Tate English III, MD
(206) 386-9500
515 Minor Ave Ste 300
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1969

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Farrukh Ahmed Khan, MD
(231) 775-8519
1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jeffrey Spencer Gibbs, MD
(206) 505-1000
1101 Madison Street Suite 301
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kenneth Neal Mahrer, MD
(206) 223-6662
PO Box 900
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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