Animated Balloon Catheter showing the insertion of a stent into an artery that is clogged with plaque. The Balloon catheter expands, leaving the stent behind, which helps to keep the artery clear.
The listed poly count is with Turbosmooth set to level 2 on the elements that stretch (artery walls, stent, balloon, etc.)
Note: the artery uses Symbiont procedural materials (a copy of each of these is included in the zip). You download get the very handy FREE Symbiont plugin from Darksim (the free version just doesn't let you tweak the material settings), or you can create your own materials.
August 13, 2011 update: Zip file has just been re-uploaded. All materials are now included. Thank you!
Balloon Catheter Animated artery vein plaque clogged insertion of baloon medical surgery open heart bypass operation stent aneurysm angioplasty medical blood vessel clot surgical supply coronary