Neslihan Karamızrak

Keywords: Cardiovascular, music therapy, hypertension, pain, stress and coronary heart diseases, anxiety, sleep disorders, psychology and health, complementary medicine, healing, cardiac rehabilitation


Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common diseases worldwide and are still one of the most common reasons for mortalities. Cardiac insufficiency problems are rapidly growing and the reason for this is coronary artery disease. While high blood pressure increases risky positions, it also sets a risk ground for additional cardiovascular diseases. There can be pulmonary high blood pressure in some patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Decreased depression and anxiety was observed in patients taking music therapy along with medicine support, in addition to standard programs of cardiac rehabilitation. Music has strong effects on our health, both psychologically and physiologically. Music is systematically administered by a music therapist in a therapeutic relation to meet physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. In an investigation, it has been observed that music therapy affected hormones, such as serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline, testosterone, positively regulating emotional status of patients; regulated physiological functions, such as blood pressure and respiratory rhythm; established oxygen balance and bleeding of the brain; decreased anxiety levels, pain levels and amount of analgesic administration; and had a positive effect on sleep disorders. In this article, the effects of music therapy on physiological, psychological, and behavioral circumstances within the process of cardiovascular diseases have been mentioned.