NEW YORK -- Erica Garner, whose father's death sparked a nationwide debate about police brutality, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack.
Family members confirmed on social media the 27-year-old is in critical condition.
Garner's father Eric Garner died in 2014 when he was put into a chokehold during an arrest on Staten Island.
His daughter became an activist after his death, even appearing in a campaign ad for then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, said her daughter's cardiac arrest was triggered by an asthma attack.
Snipes-Garner said her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August. Doctors said the pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which was later found to be enlarged.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, in coma after suffering heart attack
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