The images on the left portray
an 82 year old gentleman
with severe claudication.
Claudication is severe leg cramping that occurs while walking, even a very short distance. Claudication is the result of very poor blood flow into the leg.
The pre-angioplasty image shows the blood flow stopping just above the knee, while
the post-angioplasty image shows the blood flowing normally into the artery below the knee.
This patient experienced significant improvement in his walking ability following the procedure.