Washington: Researchers have discovered that listening to favourite music substantially improves endothelial function in Coronary Artery Disease.
The study evaluated the effects of listening to favourite music on endothelial function through changes of circulating blood markers of endothelial function: the stable end products of nitric oxide, asymmetric dimethylarginine, symmetric dimethylarginine and xanthine oxidase in 74 patients with stable CAD.
Professor Deljanin Ilic said that the combination of music and exercise training led to the most improvement in endothelial function. Improvements in endothelial function were associated with significant improvements in exercise capacity.
"Listening to joyful music for 30 minutes has been associated with improved endothelial function," she said.