Army Basketball Coach Dies at 28 of a Heart Arrhythmia

Thanks to all the readers who sent me a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060407/ap_on_sp_co_ne/bkw_obit_dixon"this story on Maggie Dixon/a, the Army Women's basketball coach, who died last night of a heart arrhythmia:br /br /blockquoteDixon was hospitalized in critical condition after suffering an "arrhythmic episode to her heart" Wednesday at the school, her older brother, Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon said Thursday.br /br /"She ... went to the house of a friend for afternoon tea where she said she wasn't feeling good and she collapsed," said Dixon, who read a prepared statement from the hospital on Thursday.br /br /He said he had breakfast with his sister earlier Wednesday and that she had apparently been feeling well./blockquotebr /br /I wish that Ms. Dixon had an a href="http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=11227"implantable cardioverter defibrillator /alike I have that deals with the most deadly of heart rhythms--recurrent, sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. However, the first warning sign for many victims of these rhythm problems is death--maybe that is why there is little publicity about a href="http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4741"Sudden Cardiac Death./a Most of us are not here to make our voices heard. RIP, Ms. Dixon.