Miley Cyrus's lifestyle could lead to a cardiac arrest

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She seems determined to shock us with her wild antics, even lighting up what looked like a joint on stage at the MTV EMAs on 10 November.

But while Miley Cyrus might be making headlines, worried doctors tell Now that the star’s persistent partying is putting her life in danger – due to an underlying heart condition that could kill her if her health’s pushed to the limit.

Miley hasn’t slowed down since she and Liam Hemsworth, 23, announced on 16 September that they’d ended their engagement.

She’s been on a mission to party, made no secret of her love for marijuana and even raved about molly, the street name for MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy.  

According to doctors, whether or not she’s attention seeking, this could pose a serious threat to her health.

That’s because the 20-year-old suffers with tachycardia, a condition where the heart beats faster than normal.

Harley Street doctor Mark Silvert explains: People with tachycardia should avoid heavy use of alcohol and totally avoid drugs as they cause an overexcitation of the heart muscle and raise blood pressure.

‘This would be extremely stressful and scary for Miley when her heart is racing away in her chest.

If pushed, people with this condition may need to go to hospital to reset their heart rate to normal by having IV medication or a procedure called a cardioversion. 

‘In the worst case, it could result in a fatal cardiac arrest.’

Now contacted Miley‘s reps but they declined to comment.

Read more about Miley Cyrus in this week’s Now magazine dated 25 November 2013 – download the digital edition now

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