The American College of Cardiology recently conducted a study with patients who suffered from post-infarction angina, and the results were fascinating!
— July 23rd, 2020
Nearly 700,000 people survive a heart attack in the U.S. each year, and it is estimated that roughly 1 in 9 heart attack survivors experience subsequent episodes of chest pain and anxiety within the first 48 hours. But, thanks to a recent study conducted by the American College of Cardiology, we now know music can serve as medicine.
Based on their research, 350 patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon after a heart attack, known as early post-infarction angina, had significantly lower levels of anxiety and pain if they listened to music for 30 minutes a day.
Hence, the new research suggests music, combined with standard therapies such as medications, could be a simple, accessible measure that patients can do at home to reduce these symptoms and help prevent subsequent cardiac events potentially.
The scientists plan to further analyze the data to determine whether music therapy may show benefits for certain subgroups of patients, such as those in a certain age range or those with other health conditions like diabetes.
To read the complete study, click here.
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “Music as medicine? 30 minutes a day shows benefits after heart attack” an article published on sciencedaily.com