Description: This 3D medical animation shows stent balloon angioplasty procedure following a coronary plaque occlusion. The animation begins with an anterior view of a male chest and zooms into closeup cutaway view of an coronary artery almost blocked by plaque formation. A guide wire moves through the lumen of the blood vessel, followed by a balloon and stent mechanism. The balloon inflates, putting the metal stent in place, so that the lumen of the artery is open and the red blood cells can flow freely.
Last Updated: Jan 20th, 2019