Lauren Boebert has blood clot removed in emergency surgery

 April 4, 2024

Pro-Trump Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO) underwent an emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her leg, her campaign confirmed.

The MAGA firebrand was diagnosed with a rare condition that impacts blood circulation, May-Thurner syndrome. She had a stent placed, and doctors said she will make a full recovery.

Boebert has clot removed

The condition is caused by compression of the left common iliac vein by the overlying right iliac artery.

While it is not known what causes some people to develop the condition, it is more common in mothers between ages 20 and 45, Boebert's campaign said. Bobert is 37 and has four children.

Her campaign said she went to the hospital Monday after developing severe swelling in her upper left leg. A CT scan showed she had an acute blood clot, which was removed by a medical team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies.

“We successfully performed surgery on the Congresswoman this morning and expect her to make a full recovery,” said Dr. Bade, a hospitalist at the hospital.

“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.”

Full recovery expected

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," her campaign said.

Boebert thanked the medical team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies and said she is eager to get back to work in Congress.

“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," she added.

A polarizing figure and one of the most famous members of Congress, Boebert is seeking re-election in a different district than the one she currently represents, after narrowly beating back a Democratic challenger in 2022.

Boebert has the coveted endorsement of President Trump in the crowded Republican primary for the Fourth District. The seat was opened up by the retirement of Republican Ken Buck.

Boebert is forgoing a run in the special election to fill the rest of Buck's term, citing the Republicans' narrow House majority.

Latest News

© 2024 - Patriot News Alerts