The Effects of Aerobic Training on Patients with Breast Cancer Experiencing Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity: A Systematic Review

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the impact of aerobic exercise and resistive training on cardiovascular endurance following chemotherapy treatment. Methods: Three databases (2015-2023) were searched for studies including exercise interventions for women with breast cancer who are experiencing cardiotoxicity due to chemotherapy treatment yielding 122 studies; seven articles met the inclusion criteria. Results: Four studies suggest aerobic exercise can significantly improve cardiovascular fitness measures. Interventions including resistance training with aerobic exercise reported significant improvement in strength and endurance. Additionally, one study found significant improvements in cancer related fatigue. Conclusion: The findings demonstrate aerobic exercise is feasible and an effective intervention to improve cardiac function and fatigue

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Rebecca Ouellette-Morton

Faculty/Staff Collaborators

Nancy Bianchi

Status

Graduate

Student College

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Second Student College

Graduate College

Program/Major

Physical Therapy

Primary Research Category

Clinical

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The Effects of Aerobic Training on Patients with Breast Cancer Experiencing Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity: A Systematic Review

Objective: To investigate the impact of aerobic exercise and resistive training on cardiovascular endurance following chemotherapy treatment. Methods: Three databases (2015-2023) were searched for studies including exercise interventions for women with breast cancer who are experiencing cardiotoxicity due to chemotherapy treatment yielding 122 studies; seven articles met the inclusion criteria. Results: Four studies suggest aerobic exercise can significantly improve cardiovascular fitness measures. Interventions including resistance training with aerobic exercise reported significant improvement in strength and endurance. Additionally, one study found significant improvements in cancer related fatigue. Conclusion: The findings demonstrate aerobic exercise is feasible and an effective intervention to improve cardiac function and fatigue