(TELEGRAPH) — Listening to music has long been seen as a remedy for heartbreak.

Now a study has found that in fact music can strengthen the heart – and improve the recovery of patients suffering from heart disease.

Cardiologists said the findings suggested that all people could boost the health of their hearts simply by listening to their favourite tunes.

Patients with cardiac disease were divided into three groups. Some were enrolled in exercise classes for three weeks.

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