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Cardiologists University Place WA

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James Carl Cook Jr, MD
(253) 841-4347
8938 51st St W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Roberto A Secaira, MD
(253) 565-2316
7407 53rd St W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gabriel Yiutong Lee, MD
(253) 596-3672
209 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital & Health Ca, Tacoma, Wa; Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wa
Group Practice: Group Health

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Roberta Sue Stephenson
(253) 272-1812
1901 S Cedar St Ste 103
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Raed Nicola Fahmy, MD
(253) 627-1244
1802 Yakima Ave Ste 307
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Jay McKelvey, MD
(253) 564-0324
3602 Olympic Blvd W
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1969

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Theodore Ka Shun Lau, MD
University Place, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided By:
Wendel J Smith
(253) 272-7777
1802 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Michael Peter Rome, MD
(253) 572-7320
1901 S Cedar St Ste 301
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kam-Hung Chung, MD
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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