Haydn Beats Hypertension

From a study by Chafin S, Roy M, Gerin W, and Christenfeld N.: OBJECTIVES: Interventions that reduce the magnitude of cardiovascular responses to stress are justified, at least in part, by the notion that exaggerated responses to stress can damage Read More …

Music In Our Schools Month

March is National Music in Our Schools Month, and in honor of the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a top ten list of why children should be encouraged to listen to classical music and learn to play an Read More …

Classical Music Goes Straight to the Heart

From a study by Chan, MF: OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the effect of music on the physiologic and psychologic parameters in patients undergoing application of a C-clamp after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). DESIGN: A repeated-measures randomized controlled Read More …

A Little Night Music is Good for your Heart

From a study by L Bernardi, C Porta1, and P Sleight: Even short exposure to music can induce measurable and reproducible cardiovascular and respiratory effects, leading to a condition of arousal or focused attention that is proportional to the speed Read More …

Classical Music Improves Blood Cell Properties

From a study by Erken, G, Bor Kucukatay, M, Erken, HA, Kursunluoglu, R, and Genc, O in Med Sci Monit. 2008 Jan;14(1):BR28-33 (online not yet available): Background: A number of studies have reported physiological effects of music. Different types of Read More …

Classical Music and Critical Care

From a study by Claudius Conrad We recently completed a study on critically ill, intubated ICU patients to investigate whether a well-defined selection of Mozart music can alleviate stress in critically ill patients, and how this effect might be mediated Read More …

Classical Music and High Blood Pressure

From a study by Denetsu Sutoo and Kayo Akiyama: The mechanism by which music modifies brain function is not clear. Clinical findings indicate that music reduces blood pressure in various patients. We investigated the effect of music on blood pressure Read More …