(LOOTPRESS) – Taylor Swift has been a divisive figure in pop culture as of late, inspiring legions of fans to follow her every move while provoking the ire of those not partial to the superstar’s distinct brand of pop. But the songwriter’s work could potentially have lifesaving properties, according to the American Heart Association.
One of Swift’s latest releases, “You’re Losing Me (From the Vault)” has been singled out by many for its implicative lyrical content, but the world of medicine has taken notice of the song’s laid-back rhythmic attributes.
At 103 beats per minute, the tempo of the tune is said to be one which lends itself perfectly to maintaining the proper pace for hands-only-CPR.
“The lyrics might be heartbreaking, but the beat could be heart-saving,” said the American Heart Association on Thursday. “‘You’re Losing Me (From the Vault)’ has the right tempo for performing Hands-Only CPR.”
Hands-only-CPR should be performed at between 100 and 120 beats per minute, according to Raleigh General Hospital staff who spoke extensively with LOOTPRESS during the facility’s Heart Smart Fair earlier this year.
As such, a number of songs have been noted to contain tempos which sync with the ideal consistency for chest compressions. Some such tracks include Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love,” Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie, and of course, the Bee Gee’s classic disco hit, “Stayin’ Alive,” which was one of the earliest tunes to be associated with the life-saving procedure.
To learn more about heart health and how to respond to critical medical situations, visit the American Heart Association website.