‘Looking Forward to Making a Full Recovery’: Lauren Boebert Undergoes Surgery for Blood Clot in Her Leg

Lauren Boebert is recovering after undergoing a "successful" surgery Tuesday morning for a blood clot in her leg

Published Time: 03.04.2024 - 13:31:09 Modified Time: 03.04.2024 - 13:31:09

Lauren Boebert is recovering after undergoing a "successful" surgery Tuesday morning for a blood clot in her leg.

The Republican congresswoman, 37, was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland on Monday, according to a statement from her campaign, after experienced “severe swelling in her upper left leg."

Doctors then discovered a blood clot in a CT scan, leading them to diagnose the Representative from Colorado with May-Thurner Syndrome, a life-threatening condition that can lead to a pulmonary embolism if untreated.

May-Thurner Syndrome, per the Cleveland Clinic, occurs when "the right iliac artery — which sends blood to your right leg — presses on the left iliac vein, which carries blood from your left leg to your heart," Also known as Cockett syndrome or Iliac vein compression syndrome, symptoms can range from swelling, skin discoloration and feelings of heaviness to open sores (ulcers) and throbbing pain.

It's more common with in women, and in adults ages 20 to 50.

Boebert — who shares four teenage sons withex-husband Jayson Boebert— is expected to make a "full recovery" with "no significant concerns for her long-term health," Boebert’s campaign said, noting that doctors removed the c -

lot and inserted a stent into her leg, Her ability to perform her Congresswoman duties won’t be affected, they added.

In the release, Boebert expressed her gratitude to the medical staff at the center.

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

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Physician Dr. Bade also added, “We successfully performed surgery on the Congresswoman this morning and expect her to make a full recovery.”

“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,” Dr. Bade said.

Boebert, who has served as the U.S. representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district since 2021, is currently seeking a third term.

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