By MARTIN DREYER and CHRISTOPHER CURTIS-BORLAND, Associated Press medical writerThe Florida woman whose condition worsened after being admitted to a Tampa General hospital has died, the hospital said Tuesday.
Shawna Jarrell, 29, of Sanford died at 4:48 p.m.
Her condition was stabilized but she was still experiencing signs of infection, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Her family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs, the newspaper said.
Jarrell, a University of Central Florida student, had been in a medically induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest at a home in Lakeland on Oct. 20.
The Tampa BayTimes reported that doctors initially believed she had a severe cardiac condition but later ruled out an arrhythmia, a rare condition that can cause cardiac arrest.
She was in a coma and was expected to need more intensive care and rehabilitation.
Jarnell was treated at a hospital in Tampa after the incident.
The Times reported that a local medical examiner’s office is investigating the cause of her death.
Tampa General is conducting an internal review to determine if it acted appropriately, the paper reported.