Rep. Lauren Boebert Undergoes Emergency Surgery

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R- Colo.) underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot in her leg after being diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome this week, her campaign announced in a statement shared on her social media accounts Tuesday (April 2).

Boebert was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland after experiencing severe swelling and underwent a CT Scan, which confirmed an acute blood clot and the diagnosis of the rare condition.

“I want to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their great care and providing helpful insight on my recent diagnosis,” Boebert said. “I'm looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado."

The cause of the May-Thurner Syndrome case was unknown, however, travel and extended periods of sitting have been linked to the disease, which is more common among women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth. Boebert was recommended taking time to rest, after which point she is expected to make a full recovery with no significant long-term health issues and reassume her congressional duties.

“We successfully performed surgery on the Congresswoman this morning and expect her to make a full recovery,” said Dr. Bade, a hospitalist at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. “Patients with May-Thurner Syndrome who undergo the procedure to restore blood flow are able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery.”

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