Lauren Boebert Undergoes Emergency Surgery

On Tuesday, Colorado's Republican Representative, Lauren Boebert, had to undergo an urgent surgical procedure after being diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome, an infrequent vascular disorder.

Her team disseminated the news via a Facebook statement, revealing that Boebert was hospitalized in Colorado on Monday. There, she received a diagnosis for May-Thurner Syndrome and was promptly attended to.

The announcement detailed that "Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was hospitalized at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland on Monday afternoon due to significant swelling in her left upper leg."

Further elaboration in the statement explained, "A CT Scan led to the discovery of a severe blood clot, prompting her diagnosis with May-Thurner Syndrome—a rare condition known to impede blood flow. The precise cause remains elusive, yet factors like dehydration, travel, and prolonged sitting are considered possible contributors to the syndrome."

Her team highlighted that May-Thurner Syndrome predominantly affects women between the ages of 20 to 45 who are mothers. At 37, Boebert, a mother of four, falls within this demographic.

Information from the Cleveland Clinic was cited, indicating that May-Thurner Syndrome could potentially impact one in every five individuals, albeit many might not exhibit symptoms.

The Facebook update included that Boebert's medical team recommended immediate surgical intervention to manage her condition.

"Following doctors' recommendations, a surgery was conducted early Tuesday to eliminate the clot and insert a stent, aiming to alleviate the Congresswoman's symptoms," said Boebert's staff.

They assured that after a period of rest, as advised by her medical team, she is anticipated to recover fully, with no major implications for her long-term well-being or her capacity to fulfill her congressional responsibilities.

Boebert herself expressed her appreciation for her healthcare providers, stating, "I am immensely grateful to Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their exceptional care and insights concerning my diagnosis. I am eager to recover fully and return to Congress to persist in my advocacy for Colorado."

Dr. Rebecca Bade also commented, ensuring that Boebert is expected to fully recover. "Those who undergo this procedure for May-Thurner Syndrome typically return to their normal lives and occupations following a brief recuperation," she noted.

Currently, Boebert is in the race for the primary to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former Republican Representative Ken Buck last month in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, though she presently serves the state's 3rd Congressional District.

Boebert first entered office in November 2020.

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