SPOKANE, Wash. — One month after former Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin passed away, the Spokane County Medical examiner has revealed his cause and manner of death.
According to the medical examiner's office, Chamberlin's cause of death was "Hypertensive cardiovascular disease with atrial fibrillation," or heart disease. The manner of his death has been ruled as natural.
According to the National Library of Medicine, hypertensive heart disease refers to a changes in the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber; the left atrium, which receives blood full of oxygen from the lungs, and coronary arteries as a result of chronic high blood pressure. This increases the heart's workload and can lead to changes in the heart's structure and function.
These changes can cause the muscles on the left ventricle to become thick and enlarged and can eventually progress into heart failure.
Atrial fibrillation refers to an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart attack and other health issues. High blood pressure ultimately increases the risk of atrial fibrillation.
Chamberlin, who served with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office for more than two decades, died at approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 30, 2023.
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