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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 2:12pm

Man suffers heart attack during hospital lecture on cardiac disease.

Ralph Cornette was definitely in the right place at the right time when he suffered a heart attack Monday.

Cornette was at a dinner and lecture on heart health at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston when suddenly, he says, he felt hot, blurry and short of breath.

He raised his hand and told the doctor giving the lecture that he thought he was having a heart attack.

Dr. William Phillips, and cardiac nurses Nicola Adams, Brenda Robitaille and Heidi Langlois quickly realized Cornette wasn't joking, and they saved his life with CPR and with a defibrillator that was on site.

"The wonderful angels that were around me came in for my rescue. God provided. I could have been anywhere in the world," Cornette said.

Both Cornette and the three nurses that came to his rescue say his story is a good reminder that you should call 911 immediately if you are at all suspicious that you might be having a heart attack.

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