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Newz Forum: OTHER: COLLEGE: Army's Dixon dies after going to hospital with heart problem

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posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 11:19 AM
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This is a troubling story of a young woman who was on top of the world. It is a reminder of just how precious and fragile life is. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
 
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A month ago, 28-year-old Army coach Maggie Dixon left the Christl Arena court on the shoulders of jubilant cadets after leading the women's basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament berth.

On Friday, Dixon was mourned in a chapel across the U.S. Military Academy's campus, a day after she died following an "arrhythmic episode to her heart."

Dixon died Thursday night at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., academy spokesman Lt. Col. Kent Cassella said.

An autopsy conducted Friday found that Dixon had an enlarged heart and a problem with a heart valve, according to the Westchester County Medical Examiner's office. The valve problem could have caused her heart to beat irregularly and ultimately stop.




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