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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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Radiofrequency Ablation

This procedure is similar to an electrophysiology study. Heat is applied to the tip of the catheter to destroy a small part of the tissue involved in rhythm abnormalities of the heart. A special catheter (thin, flexible tube) is used and can be threaded up into the heart from the groin area or another site. The physician can locate the area of the heart where the abnormal heart rhythm originates. Heating the tip of the catheter with radiofrequency energy can destroy the abnormal area of the heart muscle, thus restoring the normal heartbeat.

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