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Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent emergency surgery for blood clot in leg


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Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent emergency leg surgery to remove a blood clot and was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome, she announced Tuesday evening.

The congresswoman, 37, was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland after experiencing swelling in her upper left leg.

“After undergoing a CT Scan, doctors found an acute blood clot and diagnosed her with May-Thurner Syndrome, which is a rare condition that disrupts blood flow,” a statement on Facebook from her campaign read.

Doctors scheduled and performed surgery on Boebert on Tuesday morning to remove the blood clot and add a stent to address her symptoms.

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert announced she underwent emergency leg surgery an was later diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome. Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert announced she underwent emergency leg surgery an was later diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome on Tuesday. REUTERS

“An exact cause is unknown, but dehydration, travel, and extended periods of sitting have all been identified as potential factors in causing symptoms of May-Thurner Syndrome. Women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth are also more likely to have May-Thurner Syndrome.”

“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 added. “I’m looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.”

Boebert is expected to make a full recovery.Boebert is expected to make a full recovery. Getty Images

“We successfully performed surgery on the Congresswoman this morning and expect her to make a full recovery,” said Dr. Bade, a hospitalist at the hospital. “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.”

Boebert is expected to make a full recovery, according to her campaign.

This is a developing story.

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