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Coronary Artery Stent Procedure - Medical Animation
 
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Coronary Artery Stent Procedure - Medical Animation
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.