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Cardiologists Waynesboro VA

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Beverly J Loesch, MD
(703) 942-1151
725 Greenway Cir
Waynesboro, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1946

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Gary Charles Murray, MD
(540) 932-5915
70 Medical Center Cir Ste 211
Fishersville, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1977

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Gary Charles Murray
(540) 932-5915
70 Medical Center Cir
Fishersville, VA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Craig Jennings Mc Cotter, MD
Crozet, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Henry Zadrozny, MD
(540) 886-6259
PO Box 1920
Staunton, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1979

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Thomas L Gorsuch, MD
(703) 949-8127
699 Cherry Ave
Waynesboro, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1951

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Jaime Escanellas
(540) 932-5915
70 Medical Center Cir
Fishersville, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jaime Escanellas, MD
(540) 932-5915
93 Medical Center Dr Ste 211
Fishersville, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Augusta Med Ctr, Fishersville, Va
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Cardiology

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Craig Jennings McCotter, MD
(434) 924-0000
133 Grayrock Dr
Crozet, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1999

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Allan George Simpson, MD
(804) 361-9128
1381 Monocan Dr
Nellysford, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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