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How Long Can You Live with Irregular Heartbeat?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia, is a condition where the heart beats too fast, too slow, or in an irregular pattern. It can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health and well-being.

Types of Irregular Heartbeat

There are several types of irregular heartbeat, these include: 

For more information on the different types of irregular heartbeat, click to visit the
NHS website.

Causes of Irregular Heartbeat

You are at increased risk of triggering an arrhythmia if you have suffered from any of the following underlying conditions:

Certain lifestyle choices can also trigger an arrhythmia: 

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Caffeine
  • Illegal recreational drugs
  • Over-the-counter and prescribed drugs

If you’re worried that you may have an irregular heartbeat, you can check your pulse at home by following these
simple steps.

How Long Can You Live with Irregular Heartbeat?

If left undiagnosed and untreated having an arrhythmia can lead to serious health complications such as stroke, heart failure and cardiac arrest.

However, if you manage your irregular heartbeat correctly with prescribed medication like digoxin or flecainide and positive lifestyle choices, you can continue to live a long, healthy life.

Order Your Arrhythmia Prescription Online with Healthera

If you’ve been diagnosed with an arrhythmia and have been prescribed medication to help lessen your symptoms, you can use your Healthera app to place your order online. 

It only takes a couple of minutes to set up your order for collection or home delivery from your local pharmacy. 

To get started, simply click the button below:

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