Daniel Lisboa Sanchez - Carotid angioplasty with stenting

Name: Daniel Lisboa Sanchez
Web: https://www.behance.net/dlsanchez

Redes sociales: https://www.instagram.com/daniel_lisboasanchez/

Country: Brazil

Title: Carotid angioplasty with stenting
Specie: Carotid artery

Description: Illustration made for MedPixel Studios, with the objective of helping patients comprehend the procedure of carotid angioplasty with stenting.

The carotid arteries are the main arteries that supply the head with oxygenated blood. They can be clogged with fatty deposits (plaque) that slow or block blood flow to the brain which can lead to a stroke.

a) Internal carotid artery. b) External carotid artery. c) Carotid bulb. d) Common carotid artery. e) Carotid artery narrowed due to the buildup of atheromatous plaque. f) A deflated balloon attached to a catheter is passed over a guide-wire into the narrowed area and then inflated to a fixed size, pushing the plaque to the side. g) A stent is inserted to ensure the vessel remains open, allowing an improved blood flow.

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: Digital painting
Size: 4961 x 3508 pixels
Year: 2020