A image posted recently on 8fact claimed that:

A woman had a heart attack on plane, when the stewardess asked if there was a doctor on board, 15 stood up, they were on their way to a cardiology conference.

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Is the following story true?

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    Note that having a bunch of cardiologists around when having a heart attack is probably less beneficial than having a single ER doctor.
    – Davor
    Jun 27, 2015 at 17:16
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    @Davor: I agree. While they argue against each other on how to treat the patient, she passes away :p Jun 27, 2015 at 20:35
  • Reminds me of chain emails, reviving ancient news and recycling it as new. Jun 28, 2015 at 7:00

1 Answer 1


Yes, if BBC news is to be trusted.

Gran's heart attack on jet with medics

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.


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