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Trumpet Players Risk Stroke


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: n/a
Journal Title: BBC News
Date Published: 2000
Language: English
Category: Multiple Medical Disorders
Key Words: trumpet performance risk stroke
Full Citation: BBC News, Trumpet Players Risk Stroke September 29, 2000. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/948374.stm.
Full Abstract: Playing wind instruments with excessive pressure may lead to stroke, particularly among trumpet players. This is due to the amount of high stress exerted on the blood vessels when trumpet players blow into their instrument. The pressures from the neck and chest can affect the blood vessels in the brain and cause them to rupture. It is likely that professional musicians eliminate extra pressure through technique and otherwise have a greater tolerance for playing high-resistance wind instruments. However, though the risk of strokes is present for trumpet players, it is highly unusual.