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Heart Surgery - Blocked Coronary Artery Series with Balloon Angioplasty Repair. This full color medical illustration depicts a series of three cut-away views of a blocked, atherosclerotic coronary artery. The first picture of an artery shows the tunica intima partially detached from the wall of the artery. The second picture of an artery shows a deflated angioplasty balloon inserted into the artery. The third picture of an artery shows the balloon inflated.