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Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is undergoing emergency surgery and has a rare condition




Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is undergoing emergency surgery and has a rare condition

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On Tuesday evening, it was reported that Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert had undergone emergency surgery to remove a blood clot. She has also been diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome.

The 37-year-old was therefore admitted to hospital after she had swelling in her left upper leg.

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May-Thurner syndrome is a rare condition

A statement from Boebert’s Facebook reads: “After undergoing a CT scan, doctors found an acute blood clot and diagnosed May-Thurner syndrome, a rare condition that disrupts blood flow.”

The New York Post reports“Doctors scheduled and performed surgery on Boebert Tuesday morning to remove the blood clot and add a stent to address her symptoms. May-Thurner syndrome is a rare vascular condition in which an artery compresses the left iliac vein in the pelvis, blocking blood flow from the leg back to the heart, according to UPMC.

The story continued:

In some patients, surgery is performed to add a stent, a metal mesh tube, to restore blood flow by opening the blocked artery.

In some cases, patients may have no symptoms, but over time they can develop swelling, venous ulcers, and blood clots that can lead to life-threatening problems, including strokes and heart attacks.

The cause of Boebert’s diagnosis is unknown, but her campaign identified “dehydration, travel and prolonged sitting” as potential factors.

Women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth are also more likely to develop May-Thurner syndrome.

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Lauren Boebert hopes to return to Congress soon

Boebert thanked her doctors and said she was definitely ready to return to work.

“I would like to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their wonderful care and providing helpful insight into my recent diagnosis,” she said.

“We successfully operated on the congresswoman this morning and expect her to make a full recovery,” said Bade, a hospitalist at UCHealth.

Boebert currently represents Colorado’s 3rd District. In this election, however, she is running for her state’s 4th District, an area that is more Republican-friendly.

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