posted 12-31-2003 11:05 AM PT (US)
Gran's heart attack on jet with medics
A grandmother who suffered a heart attack on a plane could not have wished for better care.
When the stewardess put out the call: "Is there a doctor on the plane", 15 cardiologists stood up to help 67-year-old Dorothy Fletcher.
The doctors were en route to Orlando for a heart conference.
Mrs Fletcher, who comes from Liverpool, was on the flight to go to her daughter's wedding in Florida.
"The doctors were wonderful. They saved my life," she said.
I wish I could thank them but I have no idea who they were.[/i]
"I was in a very bad way and they all rushed to help.
"My daughter was with me and you can imagine how she felt when all these doctors stood up.
"I wish I could thank them but I have no idea who they were, other than that they were going to a conference in Orlando."
Mrs Fletcher spent two days in intensive care at the Charlotte Medical Centre in North Carolina after the heart attack on 7 November.
She then spent three days on a normal ward, but still managed to attend daughter Christine's wedding.
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Published: 2003/12/31 14:28:35 GMT
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