Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert  undergoes emergency surgery for blood clot in leg

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent emergency leg surgical procedure to take away a blood clot and was identified with Could-Thurner syndrome, she introduced Tuesday night.

The Republican congresswoman, 37, was admitted to UCHealth Medical Middle of the Rockies in Loveland after she skilled swelling in her higher left leg.

“After present process a CT Scan, medical doctors discovered an acute blood clot and identified her with Could-Thurner Syndrome, which is a uncommon situation that disrupts blood movement,” an announcement on Fb from her campaign read.

Docs scheduled and carried out surgical procedure on Boebert on Tuesday morning to take away the blood clot and add a stent to handle her signs.

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert introduced she underwent emergency leg surgical procedure an was later identified with Could-Thurner Syndrome on Tuesday. REUTERS

Could-Thurner Syndrome is a uncommon vascular situation the place an artery compresses the left iliac vein within the pelvis blocking blood movement from the leg again to the guts, according to UPMC.

Surgical procedure is completed on some sufferers so as to add a stent, a small tube of metallic mesh, to revive blood movement by opening up the blocked vein.

In some instances, sufferers might not have signs, however over time might develop swelling, venous ulcers and blood clots which might result in life-threatening issues together with strokes and coronary heart assaults.

The trigger for Boebert’s prognosis is unknown, however her marketing campaign says “dehydration, journey, and prolonged intervals of sitting” had been recognized as potential components.

Ladies between the ages of 20 and 45 who’ve given delivery are additionally extra more likely to have Could-Thurner Syndrome.

Boebert thanked her medical employees and mentioned she was wanting ahead to creating a full restoration and getting again to Congress to proceed combating for Colorado.”

Boebert is expected to make a full recovery.
Boebert is predicted to make a full restoration. Getty Pictures

“I need to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the whole crew at UCHealth Medical Middle of the Rockies for his or her nice care and offering useful perception on my latest prognosis,” Boebert added.

“We efficiently carried out surgical procedure on the Congresswoman this morning and anticipate her to make a full restoration,” mentioned Dr. Bade, a hospitalist at UCHealth.

No timeline has been set for Boebert’s return to Washington DC.

Her hospitalization comes as she vyes for Colorado’s 4th District seat within the upcoming Nov. election.

The 2-term Congresswoman, who at present represents the Centennial State’s third District, announced in Dec. she wouldn’t search reelection for her present seat as she goes after the extra GOP-friendly district.

Former Republican Rep. Ken Buck held the 4th District seat from 2015 till his resignation on March 22. 

Boebert dominated out operating for the seat in a particular election, because it might “imperil the already very slim Home Republican majority by resigning my present seat,” she mentioned final month.

Following Buck’s resignation, the GOP’s maintain within the Home fell to a slim 218-213 majority.

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