Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cardiac arrest: Music can be you best medicine

If you suffered a heart attack, perhaps music can be your best medicine. A study conducted at the University of Illinois College of Medicine on doctors and medical students practiceing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on mannequins while listening to Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees and timing their chest compressions with the beat can achieve very close to the rate recommended by the American Heart Association is 100 chest compressions per minute


If you are curious about the song, here is a video of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees:



Apparently, even if not listening to the song but guided by mental recall of the song, the doctors and medical students can still achieved very close to the recommended rate by the American Heart Association

3 comments:

Peter said...

Yes music is the best medicine.

Anders said...

How have you fixed "Click Here to Read More.."?

Peter said...

You mean expandable post summary?

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