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U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is in the hospital because of a blood clot and has had surgery

Campaign officials announced that U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert had surgery for a blood clot after going to a Loveland, Colo., hospital with serious leg swelling on Monday, and the announcement was made on Tuesday night.

Campaign officials announced that U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert had surgery for a blood clot after going to a Loveland, Colo., hospital with serious leg swelling on Monday, and the announcement was made on Tuesday night.

Campaign officials stated on Facebook that Boebert, 37, was taken to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland on Monday afternoon with severe swelling in her upper left leg.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, doctors found an immediate blood clot on a CT scan and diagnosed Boebert with May-Thurner Syndrome, a condition that happens when the right iliac artery presses on the left iliac vein, blocking blood flow through the legs.

Boebert had surgery on Tuesday morning, during which doctors successfully removed the clot and put in a stent, according to campaign officials.

Campaign officials stated on Facebook that Boebert is expected to completely recover with no major concerns for her long-term health and no obstacle to her work as a Congresswoman.

Boebert, a Republican from Silt representing the 3rd Congressional District, recently moved to Windsor and declared her intention to run for election in the 4th Congressional District.

Campaign officials said dehydration, travel, and long periods of sitting could be factors contributing to May-Thurner Syndrome, the exact cause of which is unknown.

According to a statement posted by Boebert’s campaign, Dr. Rebecca Bade from UCHealth mentioned that patients who have the procedure to restore blood flow are able to resume their normal lives after a short recovery.

Boebert expressed gratitude to Bade and the UCHealth team in a statement.

Boebert said, “I’m eager to recover fully and return to Congress to keep advocating for Colorado.”

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