Putting (One’s) Heart Into Music – European Heart Journal (CardioPulse)

Similarity between Beethoven’s fate motif and a short ventricular tachycardia run? This and more now in print in Putting (One’s) Heart Into Music (, European Heart Journal, 42(28):2721-2724, 21 July 2021. See also the scifoo alumni lightning talk, which gives a 5-minute synopsis of the article.

Chew, E, M Orini, PD Lambiase (2021). Putting (One’s) Heart Into Music. European Heart Journal, 42(28):2721-2724, 21 July 2021. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab108.

Content: On links and similarities between the rhythms of arrhythmia and music, evidence showing prevalence of simple swing ratios in arrhythmia ECGs, and implications for music in medical education and for music informatics in cardiovascular science.

Full text at 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab108. Also on HAL.

Many thanks to Francesco Paneni, the newly appointed CardioPulse editor, for the opportunity to present this article in the European Heart Journal, weekly journal of the European Society of Cardiology, and to Amelia Meier for expertly steering the article through production.

CardioPulse is the section at the beginning of the EHJ covering news of interest to cardiologists. It was borne of “the need to tell success stories in Cardiovascular Medicine, increase the visibility of centers of excellence, interview leaders in Cardiology, [and] critically address timely issues”.

Selected figures and supplemental material from article

Video 1. Little Etudes for piano based on aberrations of cardiac electrophysiology–a performance by Elaine Chew of a series of short piano pieces based on cardiac electrical anomalies each described by Pier Lambiase, made initially by Chew, Lambiase, Bedoya for the Ircam AIxMusic Garden at Ars Electronica 2020. The video is available at