Dr. Sarabeth Hartlaj, a former deputy director of health at the Louisville Department of Health, has died of heart disease.
The discovery by the Orlando Coroner’s Office took place three months after Hartlarge’s unexpected death at a medical conference in Florida.
36-year-old Hartlage was also suffering Granulomatous lung diseaseThe coroner reported that it affected the body’s ability to fight infection and contributed to death.
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Autopsy revealed a marked stenosis of the coronary arteries. Hart Large’s death was classified as “natural,” the report said.
she Unexpected death Hartlage Public face He outlined the campaign against COVID-19, helped set up the LouVax drive-through vaccine site, and regularly appeared in weekly press briefings with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
Her colleagues continue to mourn her death, but are grateful for her many contributions to public health, said Dr. Jeff Howard, Louisville’s Interim Health Director.
Howard praised Hart Large as “one of the city’s top leaders in the heyday of the COVID-19 pandemic” and led thousands of volunteers to help build a “from scratch” local response effort. rice field.
“This loss is felt much greater by her family,” Howard said. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them, and we hope that everyone will provide respect and privacy to her family and her friends while they continue to mourn her loss. . “
Fisher in March praised Hartlage’s tireless efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine available.
She “led a great team of city workers and volunteers to vaccinate tens of thousands of people in an unprecedented amount of time, while at the same time vaccinating them fairly throughout the community. I tried to convey the facts about the safety of the vaccine as relevant. The road to non-medical professionals. “
The coroner’s report took three months to complete due to laboratory analysis and other tests, the agency said.
Hart Large died within a day of leaving Louisville for Orlando.
On March 15, Hartlage reported that he was excited to head to Orlando early in the morning to speak at a medical conference.
“A selfie of a sweaty plane at 5am means only one thing. I’m detained by #HIMSS!” She mentioned on Twitter at a meeting of the Association of Medical Information Management Systems. Did.
Later that day, Hartlage reported in another tweet that he intervened to help with emergency medical care on the plane when passengers became ill.
Hartlage, at a height of 35,000 feet in flight, started a male infusion in collaboration with another doctor and nurse. The man was taken to the hospital after landing in Orlando.
“Adrenaline is something I’m very used to,” she said. Told the Courier Journal“But I’ve never done it on an airplane, and certainly never in a raging sky.”
The next day, Hart Large was found dead at a hotel in Orlando, hours before she talked about “next-generation public health.”
According to the Sheriff’s Office in Orange County, the Heart Large was discovered around 11:00 am on March 16 after the family said they could not contact the hotel.
According to reports of the incident, hotel employees noticed that Hart Large was unresponsive after the caller asked the staff to check her.
Callers have expressed concern that Hartlage has recently had pneumonia and has other health conditions.
The sheriff’s office reported that there was nothing suspicious about death.
This story is subject to update.
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This article was originally published in the Louisville Courier Journal: Coroner: Heart disease caused the death of Dr. Sarabeth Hartlaj