Beethoven May Have Composed Masterpieces To His Own Irregular Heartbeat

January 11, 2015 3:59 PM

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Beethoven May Have Composed Masterpieces To His Own Irregular Heartbeat

Many who listen to Beethoven's masterpieces would describe them as deeply heartfelt -- and according to new research, this description may be surprisingly apt.

The unusual rhythms found in some of Beethoven's most iconic works may be linked to the heart condition cardiac arrhythmia, which he is suspected to have had, research from the University of Michigan and University of Washington suggests.

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