Description: This full color medical illustration depicts a balloon angioplasty using three illustrations. The first graphic shows an orientation to the left interventricular branch of the left coronary artery of the heart from an anterior (front) view. A separate enlarged image, from a sagittal (cut-away) view, identifies a deflated balloon in the artery. The third illustration reveals an inflated balloon compressing plaque against artery walls.
Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015