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Have high blood pressure? Listening to classical music may help regulate high BP

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 05: A doctor speaks to a patient as a sphygmomanometer, or blood pressure meter, lies on his desk on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Doctors in the country are demanding higher payments from health insurance companies (Krankenkassen). Over 20 doctors’ associations are expected to hold a vote this week over possible strikes and temporary closings of their practices if assurances that a requested additional annual increase of 3.5 billion euros (4,390,475,550 USD) in payments are not provided. The Kassenaerztlichen Bundesvereinigung (KBV), the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, unexpectedly broke off talks with the health insurance companies on Monday. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

If you are someone who suffers from high blood pressure then try listening to classical music after taking your medicine. A new study shows that that music improves the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs. “We observed that music improved heart rate and enhanced the effect of anti-hypertensives for about an hour after they were administered,” said study coordinator Vitor Engracia Valenti, Professor at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil. For the study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers performed an experiment to analyse the effects of music associated with anti-hypertensive medication on heart rate and blood pressure. On…

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