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Cardiac Effects of a Rowing Training Program in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Seville, 41013 Seville, Spain
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Department of Didactics of Languages, Arts and Sport, University of Malaga, Andalucía-Tech, IBIMA, 29010 Malaga, Spain
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Department of Statistics and Econometrics, University of Malaga, Andalucía-Tech, 29010 Malaga, Spain
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Academic Editor: José Carmelo Adsuar Sala
Sustainability 2021, 13(12), 6805; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13126805
Received: 14 May 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 11 June 2021 / Published: 16 June 2021
The aim of this study was to determine whether a rowing training program could improve cardiac function in women (n = 28) with the mean age of 52.30 ± 3.78 years who survived breast cancer (stage 1: 4.55%; 2: 36.36%; 3: 54.54%; and 4: 4.55%) diagnosed 4.68 ± 3.00 years previously and underwent subsequent surgery (preservation: 56.52%; total mastectomy: 39.13%; and double mastectomy: 4.35%). Participants completed a 12-week training program consisting of three weekly sessions lasting 60–90 min with a progressive intensity increase according to the Börg scale. The assessments performed were blood pressure and pulse measurements both at rest and after performing the six-minute walk test to collect data on cardiac behavior and aerobic performance. The results showed statistically significant differences in cardiovascular system efficiency measured on the basis of heart rate both before (−12.63 ± 14.68 bpm) and after the six-minute walk test (−11.46 ± 28.39 bpm), increase in the distance achieved in the aerobic endurance test (51.56 ± 48.26 m) as well as decrease in diastolic (−13.6 ± 7.85 mm Hg) and systolic (−6.60 ± 9.10 mm Hg) blood pressure. These results suggest that rowing training programs could be a strategy to consider in this population for the benefits observed in heart rate, blood pressure and aerobic performance, which would lead to improved general health and quality of life. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast cancer survivor; rowing training; physical activity; training effects breast cancer survivor; rowing training; physical activity; training effects
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Gavala-González, J.; Gálvez-Fernández, I.; Mercadé-Melé, P.; Fernández-García, J.C. Cardiac Effects of a Rowing Training Program in Breast Cancer Survivors. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6805. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13126805

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Gavala-González J, Gálvez-Fernández I, Mercadé-Melé P, Fernández-García JC. Cardiac Effects of a Rowing Training Program in Breast Cancer Survivors. Sustainability. 2021; 13(12):6805. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13126805

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Gavala-González, Juan, Ismael Gálvez-Fernández, Pere Mercadé-Melé, and José C. Fernández-García 2021. "Cardiac Effects of a Rowing Training Program in Breast Cancer Survivors" Sustainability 13, no. 12: 6805. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13126805

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