Heart Health

03 November 2011

Music no help in heart attack

Rhythmic music has been long been suggested as a tool for medical workers learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but will not be included in first-aid guidelines.

A millennium dance-floor hit, Disco Science, is better than Achy Breaky Heart for helping victims of heart attacks but neither meets the grade for inclusion in first-aid guidelines, according to an unusual study.

Rather more macabrely, their counterparts in the United States experimented at one point with the Bee Gees' 1970s pointy-finger disco hit, Stayin Alive.

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