target heart rate


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Cardiology
(1) A specific age-based pulse rate to be maintained during aerobic exercise to ensure optimal cardiovascular function
(2) An exercise intensity that maintains the heart rate at 60% to 85% of the maximum
Sports medicine The optimal heart rate at which an athlete should perform a particular sport activity, determined by a formula that bases training intensity zones on heart rates as percentages of cardiac reserve

target heart rate

Cardiology A pre-determined pulse rate to target during aerobic exercise based on age when the cardiovascular system is functioning optimally.

tar·get heart rate

(tahr'gĕt hahrt rāt)
Heart rate experienced during exercise; varies depending on objective of person exercising; usually a range of 65-95% of age-predicted maximal heart rate or 50-85% of heart rate reserve.
See also: training-sensitive zone

target heart rate

heart rate (HR) range aspired to during aerobic training, with view to enhancing cardiovascular fitness. Always best set in relation to the individual's measured maximal heart rate (HRmax) or heart rate reserve (HRR), rather than general population figures. In exercise for health, 60-85% HRmax or 55-80% HRR may typically be prescribed.
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Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the validity of Narita et al target heart rate equation for the adequate exercise level in sedentary young boys.
That person's target heart rate would be 50% to 75% of 170, or 85 to 127.
Pacing: Pacing is started at 100bpm and increased every 2 min by 10 bpm until the target heart rate is achieved or until other standard endpoints are reached (9).
85 = 21 (this would be your target heart rate for 10 seconds at the higher end of the range; for one minute, the target would be 126 beats)
11 ETT is considered negative when the patient achieves target heart rate without complaint of chest pain or any change in ECG.
During the exercise periods, subjects were asked to bring their heart rate to the target heart rate level which corresponded with a 232 W/[m.
Target heart rate (THR) was calculated at 85% of maximum heart rate (MHR).
DENVER-Physicians making referrals for cardiac stress testing often underestimate their patients' ability to exercise to target heart rate, according to Dr.
Two things you need to remember are Maximal and Target heart rate.
A patient has to do enough exercise to get the heart rate up, usually to 70 percent of target heart rate with exercise for age and body weight.
A target heart rate range between 55-70% of age adjusted maximum heart rate intensity was calculated by each walker from her age and walking supine resting heart rate (D.
Patients received various doses of beta-blockers, nondihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers, or digoxin, singly or in combination as needed to reach the target heart rate.