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29.2 x 43.7 cm ⏐ 11.5 x 17.2 in (300dpi)
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Surgical team in an operating theatre performs balloon angioplasty on a patient. A balloon catheter has been inserted into the patient's narrowed femoral artery of the leg. The balloon catheter is then inflated to crush fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) inside the artery, opening up the blood vessel for improved blood flow. An X-ray machine is at upper frame.
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