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Boebert undergoes emergency surgery for blood clot due to rare condition

Doctors successfully removed the clot and inserted a stent for Boebert, who is expected to make a full recovery.

Published: April 3, 2024 7:35am

Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot that she received due to a rare condition known as May-Thurner Syndrome, her campaign said. 

She experienced severe swelling in her upper left leg and was admitted to the hospital in Loveland, Colo., on Monday afternoon, her campaign said late Tuesday evening on Facebook.

The congresswoman underwent a CT Scan and doctors discovered an acute blood clot and diagnosed her with May-Thurner Syndrome, which is a condition that impacts blood flow in the pelvis, according to Cleveland Clinic.

"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," the campaign said. 

Doctors successfully removed the clot and inserted a stent for Boebert on Tuesday morning.  She is expected to make a full recovery and be able to completely perform her duties in Congress.

"I'm looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado," Boebert said. 

The congresswoman's hospitalist, Dr. Rebecca Bade of the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, said: "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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