Is Music Good for Your Heart?

Do they assert that music is sweet for the soul, but is it also good for the heart?

“Based on our findings, we believe music therapy can help all patients after a heart failure, not only patients with early post-infarction angina,” says Predrag Mitrovic, MD, Ph.D., a professor of cardiology at the University of Belgrade School of drugs in Serbia and also the study’s lead author, in exceeding promulgation. “It’s also very easy and cheap to implement.”

Participants were divided into two groups: half received standard medication — nitrates, aspirin, clot-preventing drugs, beta-blockers, statins, calcium channel blockers, blood pressure-lowering medications, and therefore the angina-reducing drug ranolazine — and therefore the partner received standard medication and music therapy. Individuals within the music therapy group then underwent a test to work out which musical style elicited a positive response. Researchers assessed each participant’s body for automatic, involuntary responses to music samples, per dilation or narrowing of the pupils.