Description: This 3D medical animation shows a stent deployed in a balloon angioplasty procedure. The animation begins with a closeup view of an artery almost completely 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: May 16th, 2013