shows a four stage cross-section of an artery demonstrating atherosclerosis in which the narrowing of the artery is due to a build up of fatty tissue (cholesterol) and plaque. The four stages are: normal artery, fatty streak, fibrous plaque and blockage.
This baseball bat-size display hits viewers right between the eyes with a blunt message: What you can't see can kill you. Demonstrating how cholesterol particles attach themselves to artery walls like tiny parasites, viewers see how a clean normal artery can slowly turn into a plaque-encrusted mess eventually leading to heart disease and heart attack. 24 ½” x 3 ½”.