April 26, 2018 | Brian Feldman | Sun-Sentinel

Delray Beach doctor saves child during mid-air seizure

It’s drama worthy of a movie plot, except the doctor from Delray Beach is real and the scene of an unresponsive 9-year-old unfolds in the interior of a passenger jet flying at 30,000 feet. On a Mexico vacation over the Easter holiday, Dr. Joseph Ricotta, a vascular surgeon and endovascular therapy specialist at Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care and regional medical director for Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, saved a girl who went unresponsive and had a seizure on a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Cabo.

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