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Can a heart attack fix itself?

When a heart attack damages heart muscle, it typically forms scar tissue. The muscle may recover somewhat, but it will likely never be at the same level it was before. New research shows promise for therapies that can help this, but current healthcare is not there yet.  

Left untreated, a severely damaged heart muscle can lead to heart failure or severe heart rhythm disfunction, which ultimately can result in death.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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