Larger than life transparent model of an artery shows a constricted passage clogged with plaque. Turning the model shows the difficulty that red blood cells have flowing through an artery with atherosclerosis.
The model allows the viewer to peer inside an oversized artery and witness a grim series of events. First, blood cells struggle to flow through the artery which is clogged with thick, butter-colored plaque. As blood flow decreases, more blood cells pile up in the ever-narrowing gap. Finally, the cells stop moving altogether. It's a sobering reminder of the importance of cholesterol control. size: 2 1/2" x 7". Manufactured by WRS Group/Health Edco.