Well Bob, you're all set to go for your coronary angiogram
I'm not looking forward to this
Why do they ask so many questions?
Is this going to hurt?
What if something goes wrong?
This place is so strange. I'm uncomfortable.
Ok Bob, we are ready for you now. Just one last question, what kind of music do you like?
Bob is attending the hospital for a coronary angiogram which is an invasive procedure typically performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation. The typical sedation used is a combination of fentanyl and midazolam.
Hi Bob, Dr Nick here, we're about to get underway. Would you like any medication to help you relax?
Hi Dr Nick, I'm ok at the moment. This one of my favourite songs!
I'M ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELL!!
Anxiety and stress is common, particularly in the preoperative and early stages of the procedure.
The procedure went very well Bob and your coronary arteries look great. Do you think the music helped?
That's great to hear. Sure did Dr Nick. It helped me not to worry so much.
Music interventions or therapies are known to reduce stress within procedural settings such as operating theatres and interventional radiology suites.
So err.. ACCA DACA it is..
Music therapy during invasive cardiac catheterisation significantly reduces the amount of sedation and analgesia required and in some cases can be used as a monotherapy.
A significant majority of patients that experience music therapy believe that it helped them to relax.
After procedural "time out" is conducted, music of the patient's choice is played throughout the theatre at a level that is audible to all staff and the patient.