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Cardiologists Seffner FL

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Vahit Belli, MD
(813) 689-1229
107 Carver Ave
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1959

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Craig Randall Martin, MD
(813) 654-4828
3412 Forest Bridge Cir
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Adithya Ed Gandhi
(813) 689-1912
320 Oakfield Dr
Brandon, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Adam Jay Cohen, MD
(813) 875-1177
3903 Halloak Ct
Valrico, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mary Sue Stonerock
(813) 684-6000
635 Eichenfeld Dr
Brandon, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Stephen W Mester
(813) 684-6000
635 Eichenfeld Dr
Brandon, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Magan Bakarania
(813) 689-1912
320 Oakfield Dr
Brandon, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Roland D Rodriguez, MD
(813) 684-6000
404 Vonderburg Dr
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1984

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William James Bugni, MD
(813) 684-6000
4509 Country Gate Ct
Valrico, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ranchhod Naranbhai Khant, MD
404 Vonderburg Dr
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Spanish, Gujarati
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Brandon Reg Hosp, Brandon, Fl; Tampa Gen Hosp, Tampa, Fl
Group Practice: Bay Area Cardiology Assoc

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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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