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Music Boosts Exercise Capacity During Cardiac Stress Test

Listening to upbeat music during standard treadmill cardiac stress test may improve exercise time and intensity, hint results of a randomized controlled trial.

People who listened to music during the test were able to exercise for nearly 1 minute longer than those who didn"t, and there was a trend toward an increase in metabolic equivalents (METs). 

  1. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893765?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=125645DR
  2. American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 Scientific Session. Session 1182, Abstract 006. Presented March 11, 2018.