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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.