Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Singing Lowers Patient's Blood Pressure Prior to Surgery

ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — Doctors report that singing reduced the blood pressure of a 76-year-old woman who had experienced severe preoperative hypertension prior to total knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis (OA). While the patient was unresponsive to aggressive pharmacologic interventions, the woman's blood pressure dropped dramatically when she sang several religious songs.

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