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Being active after receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator could increase survival after the procedure, a recent American Heart Association study found.

The study, published May 15 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is one of the largest on the connection between movement and mortality rates in patients who have ICDs, according to an AHA news release. Researchers looked at the amount of activity among patients within the first 30 to 60 days after their devices were implanted. They also tracked those patients for four years. Activity was defined as a walking speed of two miles per hour, the news release stated.

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