Music for Your Heart

Overview: Listening to your favorite music may promote heart health. In this interview, cardiologist Michael Miller, M.D., director of preventive cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, describes his research, which shows for the first time that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function.

Dr. Miller, who is also a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, explains why the positive response to music is not confined to a particular style or genre. In this interview with Bill Seiler, Dr. Miller suggests that active listening to joyful music may be another preventive strategy that can be incorporated into daily life to promote heart health.

This page was last updated: April 16, 2013

         
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