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Cardiologists Tulsa OK

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Safety R First, MD, FACC
(918) 749-8877
2819 E 29th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Stewart Jay Katz, MD
(918) 744-9400
2451 E 26th Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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John F Coyle II, MD
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Tulsa Inc

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John Edward Merriman, MD
(888) 458-0660
2325 S Harvard Ave Ste 308
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1947
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; Doctors Hosp, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: John E Merriman Inc

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Robert Zoller
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Haas
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Parker Zoller, MD
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St # 200
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Tulsa

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Robert Chas Haas, MD
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St Ste 200
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1983

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John E Merriman
(918) 744-5959
2325 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Leland Anderson, MD
14 Woodward Blvd
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1942

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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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