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Good Music Is Good For Your Heart

According to research conducted recently at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, listening to your favorite music is good for your cardiovascular system.  The researchers found that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function.

"We had previously demonstrated that positive emotions, such as laughter, were good for vascular health. So, a logical question was whether other emotions, such as those evoked by music, have a similar effect," says principal investigator Michael Miller, M.D., director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

What the researchers found was that listening to pleasant music causes the diameter of the listener's blood vessels to expand more than 25%.  The expansion of the blood vessels makes the heart's work of pumping the blood much easier.

The attorneys at Berger & Lagnese specialize in medical malpractice cases involving heart attack.  If you or someone you love had a heart attack that was not treated in time to prevent injury or death, contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese for a free consultation.