Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Blood pressure readings were taken in four normotensive, classically trained singers of varying age and experience. The results show changes during the systolic and diastolic phases of blood pressure measurements while singing. While systolic blood pressure changes were individualized and random, diastolic blood pressure changes generally showed a direct correlation to changes in intrathoracic pressure. Additional research using a larger subject base involving normotensive, hypertensive, and hypotensive populations is warranted.
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Broadwater, Kimberly Jaye, "The effects of singing on blood pressure in classically trained singers" (2002). LSU Major Papers. 44.