Congresswoman Lauren Boebert Has Emergency Surgery, Diagnosed With Rare Disorder


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It was reported Tuesday night that Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert had emergency surgery to remove a blood clot. She has also been diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome.

The 37-year-old consequently was admitted to the hospital after she had swelling in her upper left leg.

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May-Thurner Syndrome is a Rare Condition

A statement from Boebert’s Facebook reads: “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.”

The New York Post reports, “Doctors scheduled and performed surgery on Boebert on Tuesday morning to remove the blood clot and add a stent to address her symptoms. May-Thurner syndrome is a rare vascular condition in which an artery compresses the left iliac vein in the pelvis, blocking off blood flow from the leg back to the heart, according to UPMC.”

The story continued:

Surgery is performed on some patients to add a stent, a small tube of metal mesh, to restore blood flow by opening up the blocked vein.

In some cases, patients may not have symptoms, but over time could develop swelling, venous ulcers and blood clots that could lead to life-threatening problems including strokes and heart attacks.

The cause of Boebert’s diagnosis is unknown, but her campaign says “dehydration, travel, and extended periods of sitting” were identified as potential factors.

Women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth are also more likely to have May-Thurner syndrome.

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Lauren Boebert Hoping to Get Back to Congress Soon

Boebert thanked her doctors and said she was surely ready to get back to work.

“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,” she said.

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

Boebert currently represents Colorado’s 3rd District. However, in this election, she is running for her state’s 4th District, which is a more Republican-friendly area.

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