Jan. 13, 2006
SEATTLE - Washington senior guard Kayla Burt was admitted to the University of Washington Medical Center late last night after her internal heart defibrillator was activated during the Huskies' women's basketball game versus UCLA.
Burt felt her defibrillator activate during a media timeout in the first half of the game. She was attended to by the Washington training staff and team doctor, and transported to the hospital for evaluation. Burt remained in the hospital Friday for testing and observation to determine the cause of the activation. She is in good condition and was released from the hospital Friday evening, but will not play in the Huskies' next game versus USC, Saturday.
Burt had the defibrillator implanted in her chest after suffering a cardiac arrest on New Year's Eve, 2002. She was initially diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome but further testing revealed she did not have the heart condition. After serving as a student assistant coach with the team for one and a half seasons, Burt was granted permission to return to playing basketball in August, 2004.