Title: The Effects of Music Therapy in Cardiac Healthcare
University Affiliations: Berklee College of Music
Hanser, S. B., & Mandel, S. E. (2005). The effects of music therapy in cardiac
healthcare. Cardiology in review, 13(1), 18-23.
Music therapy has been applied with patients who present with acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, and other cardiac conditions. Music therapists integrate their techniques into cardiac care units, often treating patients who require assistance in coping with stress. This article reviews the research supporting the use of music as therapy and offers case examples to illustrate a variety of clinical methods.