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Classical music reduces blood pressure

Patients who underwent opthalmic surgery whilst listening to live classical piano music have significantly lower blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate than those who didn’t listen to music, according to a study.

The classical music study

Researchers studied 203 patients who underwent various ophthalmologic procedures where a piano was present in the operating room of St. Francis Medical Center.

Blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate was measured throughout. 115 patients who were exposed to live piano music showed a significant decrease in blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate in the operating room. The control group of 88 patients not exposed to live piano music showed a significant increase in blood pressure and heart rate and respiratory rate.

Researchers conclusion

The researchers wrote in their conclusion that, “Live classical piano music lowered the blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate in patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery.”

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