Mechanical Heart Valve Patients Listening for Natural Sleep Relief

Mechanical Heart Valve Patients Listening For Natural Sleep Relief
New Specialized Sound Recording Successfully Masks Sound Of Mechanical Aortic/Mitral Valves

Heartbeat River is the only recording of its kind. It is a twenty-five minute non-musical psychoacoustic audio soundtrack that was recently released in late May of 2011.

This audio recording introduces the sound of a real human heart with its implanted mechanical valve (which has been manipulated with audio software to mimic the random sound of rain) slowly over time with the sound of naturally flowing river water over rocks.

The water was recorded in the wild at the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels Texas, and was specifically chosen for the sound characteristics and frequencies it shared with the heart valve.

Alex Perica, producer of “Heartbeat River” said, “This one-of-a-kind audio program was specifically created to help my friend, Stacy. After hearing her complaints of how the loud noise of her heart-valve kept her awake at night, I came up with the idea to create a long-playing audio program that would address her sleep issues.”

In and out of recording studios creating an wide assortment of audio projects, Alex was a musician for more than 30 years. His current profession however is as media-producer both for audio and most recently, video.

“I knew I had something when it worked so well for Stacy. And if it works so well for one, it can do the same for other heart patients. I hope they try it!” said Mr. Perica.


“Heartbeat River” can be ordered at , , and is soon to be available for purchase at

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