Medical illustration and stock art.

Illustration Portfolio

Endovascular Thrombectomy

Endovascular Thrombectomy

Endovascular thrombectomy has been shown to benefit patients with acute stroke and large-vessel occlusions. This illustration was created for a journal article tracking to what extent these technologies have taken off, and to what extent interventional cardiologists are actually using them.
Bioabsorbable Stenting Technology

Bioabsorbable Stenting Technology

Metal stents can aggravate vessels and cause stent thrombosis that prevents vessel remodeling. They can also impair future surgical interventions and impede CT or MR imaging. Bioabsorbable stent technology is an alternative to traditional metal stents. In dissolving stents the entire scaffold is gradually absorbed by the body over time.
Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus ©2015 Lisa A. Clark

Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus

Left atrial appendage thrombi (fibrinous clots that form in blood vessels or heart chambers) are often caused by acute atrial fibrillation.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Journal cover illustration about transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis at intermediate or low risk for surgery. Currently, the two TAVR devices approved in the US are indicated only for patients at high risk or extreme risk/inoperable, but the literature is now showing that TAVR benefits patients intermediate or low risk for surgery.
Carotid Artery Blockage Leading to a Stroke

Carotid Artery Blockage Leading to a Stroke

The illustration was for a journal article about the endovascular options for the treatment of stroke.
Drug-coated Balloons for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Drug-coated Balloons for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

My recent journal cover art about the use of drug-coated balloons to treat occluded below-the-knee arteries.
Carotid Artery Stent Art

Carotid Artery Stenting

Carotid Artery Stenting art for a journal article discussing recent CREST-2 trial data that indicates carotid artery stenting (CAS) is not inferior to carotid endarterectomy.
Heart Failure and Heart Anatomy

Heart Failure and Heart Anatomy

More interventional techniques are being used to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure. This medical illustration was created to accompany a journal article’s cover story.
Catheter-Directed Atherectomy

Catheter-Directed Atherectomy

Atherectomy is a minimally invasive endovascular technique for removing plaque build-up from blood vessels in the heart and in other areas of the body.
Cardiovascular System Illustration | ©2015 Lisa A. Clark

Cardiovascular System

Cardiology journal illustration depicting the human cardiovascular system including the heart and major arteries and veins.
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

Journal cover image about duration of dual antiplatelet therapy following angioplasty. Antiplatelet medicines work to keep platelets from sticking together and forming blood clots.
Drug Eluting Angioplasty ©2015 Lisa A. Clark

Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Drug-coated balloons for the treatment of peripheral artery disease have the potential to reduce the incidence of restenosis without having to leave anything behind.
Dissolving stent illustration © Lisa A. Clark | www.clark-illustration.com

Dissolving Stent

The future of treating coronary artery disease may lie in bioresorbable scaffolds. This image was created for a journal article about cardiovascular stents that dissolve in the artery over time.
Coronary Artery Stent

Coronary Artery Stent

Stents are used to treat coronary artery disease and allow blood to flow through the artery. This image was created for a cardiology journal.
Carotid Stenosis

Carotid Stenosis

Carotid stenosis is a condition in which the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked. This image was used for a medical journal cover.
Sacral Nerve Plexus

Sacral Nerve Plexus

Illustration of lumbo-sacral nerve plexus, pelvis, iliac arteries, femoral arteries and lumbar spine.
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions.
Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

Journal cover illustration about the difficulties and options for the treatment of superficial femoral artery disease (SFA).
Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

Hybrid Coronary Revascularization procedure consisting of a minimally invasive left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to left anterior descending (LAD) graft, along with PCI of the circumflex artery.
Percutaneous Heart Failure

Percutaneous Heart Failure

This illustration was created for a journal cover about the increasing incidence and treatment options for percutaneous heart failure.
Stent Balloon Removal Issues

Stent Balloon Removal Issues

This illustration was used to show the issues that can occur when the stent delivery balloon is removed during angioplasty.
Radial Artery Access for Cardiac Catheterization

Radial Artery Access for Cardiac Catheterization

This image was used for an interventional cardiology journal cover article on radial artery access for diagnostic coronary angiography and PCI.