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    Can heart attack damage be reversed?
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    In medical school, Gerald Karpman was taught that when it comes to matters of the heart, what's done is done."If you survived the heart attack, you survived at the level that you were going to be," he recalls. "Whatever damage was done was permanent."

    That thinking has prevailed until very recently, when studies involving a handful of patients showed an infusion of stem cells might help rebuild healthy hearts in heart attack survivors.......
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