Lauren Boebert hospitalized, underwent surgery for blood clot, campaign says

Rep. Lauren Boebert was taken to a Colorado hospital after experiencing severe swelling in one of her legs Monday, her campaign team said in a statement Tuesday evening. Doctors found a blood clot and the deputy was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome.

On Tuesday morning, Boebert underwent surgery to remove the clot and insert a stent. His team says the operation was successful. Doctors at UCHealth Medical Center in Loveland say she is expected to make a full recovery and do not expect any long-term effects on her health.

“I would like to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their excellent care and helpful information regarding my recent diagnosis,” Boebert said in a statement Tuesday. “I look forward to making a full recovery and returning to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.”

May-Thurner syndrome is relatively rare and, in itself, is not particularly dangerous, according to the Cleveland Clinic. If a blood clot in your leg breaks loose and travels to your lungs, you may suffer a pulmonary embolism, putting your life at risk.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference July 14, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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“We successfully operated on the MP this morning and we hope she makes a full recovery,” Bade said. “Patients with May-Thurner syndrome who undergo the procedure to restore blood circulation are able to live and work as before after a brief recovery.”

Boebert represents Colorado’s 3rd congressional district and looking now the seat of Congress in the 4th arrondissement.


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