April 07, 2006

Trajedy at West Point: Maggie Dixon, 28, suffered an arrhythmia heart episode on Wednesday at West Point, leaving her in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. Thursday night, she died at age 28. Maggie had just taken her women's basketball team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the program's history. She was also half of the first brother-sister combo to coach teams in that tourney in the same year.

posted by Scottymac to basketball at 11:10 AM - 5 comments

Only 28 years old. What a tragedy for all who knew her.

posted by bperk at 11:12 AM on April 07, 2006

I saw it on the CNN ticker this morning. What a shame! We just had this discussion when Jiri Fischer of the Red Wings went through this. I wonder if they had a defibrilator on hand? A heartbreaking loss, to say the least. So young and full of promise, it's always the good ones.

posted by wingnut4life at 11:36 AM on April 07, 2006

The cardiac incident happened when she was at a friend's house, not when she was at West Point; if it had, she would have been admitted to the hospital on base, not in Westchester County.

posted by pkujawa991 at 12:04 PM on April 07, 2006

she would have been admitted to the hospital on base, not in Westchester County. I really hope the treatment she received at Westchester Medical didn't play into her death. After being accustomed to truly world class medical care in Houston, I was appalled at the condition of Westchester Medical when I had 2 stents implanted in my heart there a couple of years ago. The dr. and his crew were fine but the nursing staff and overall condition of the hospital were vastly sub-standard, especially in a county as highly taxed as Westchester. Ironically, I said to anyone who would listen that I'd been in military hospitals in better shape than Westchester Medical. Thoughts and prayers with the Dixon family. What a sad story.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:45 PM on April 07, 2006

Maggie and Jamie were in the news a lot lately and had done many interviews after becoming the first sibling duo in the Big Dance. When I heard what had happend to her, and having a few relatives with heart disease, I knew that bad could become a calamity, and it unfortunately did. RIP Maggie.

posted by Joe88 at 01:34 PM on April 07, 2006

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