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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Morton)

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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Myocardial Biopsy

This technique is used to diagnose muscle disorders of the heart or to follow heart transplant patients. A myocardial biopsy is usually performed by threading a special instrument through a needle puncture in the vein of the neck, underneath the collarbone, or in the groin. This test is essentially painless because the puncture site is numbed first. A small piece of heart tissue is removed for microscopic examination.

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