Man Times His Heart Attack Perfectly

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Dr. William Phillips was giving a talk on heart disease at the Central Maine Medical Center. Suddenly a man in the audience complained of chest pain and collapsed from a heart attack. The man happened to be surrounded by cardiac nurses who grabbed a defibrillator and saved his life.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

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People at a lecture in Maine must've thought this was a setup. Dr. William Phillips was giving a talk on heart disease at the Central Maine Medical Center and suddenly a man in the audience complained of chest pain. He collapsed from a heart attack. He wasn't breathing. But the man's timing was perfect. He was surrounded by cardiac nurses who grabbed a defibrillator and saved his life. Dr. Phillips oversaw the rescue and resumed his lecture.

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