Rep. Lauren Boebert Undergoes Emergency Surgery for Rare, Life-Threatening Disorder – GOP House Majority in Jeopardy

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On Tuesday night, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot and was diagnosed with a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder, putting the GOP House’s majority in jeopardy.

Her hospitalization comes as she seeks the GOP nomination in Colorado’s 4th District seat for the upcoming November general election. She is running to succeed RINO congressman Ken Buck.

In December, Boebert announced her decision to switch from Colorado’s Third Congressional District to run in the Fourth.

In a Facebook post, Boebert’s campaign issued a statement revealing that the 37-year-old GOP congresswoman had been admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland after experiencing swelling in her upper left leg. Subsequently, doctors diagnosed Boebert with May-Thurner syndrome, a condition that disrupts blood flow.

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Yesterday afternoon, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland after experiencing severe 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. 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.

Doctors recommended and scheduled a surgery, which was successfully completed this morning, to remove the clot and insert a stent that will address the Congresswoman’s symptoms. After taking time to rest as recommended by doctors, she is expected to make a full recovery with no significant concerns for her long-term health and no hindrance to her ability to perform her duties as a Congresswoman.

From the New York Post:

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.

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.

Boebert released a statement expressing her gratitude to the medical team and expressing eagerness to return to Congress “to continue fighting for Colorado.”

“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,” said Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. “I’m looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.”

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