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Heart & Lung Care

Heart & Lung Care

How can UnityPoint Health - Pekin care for my heart and lungs?

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Here you'll experience next level care and treatment for heart and lung disorders and diseases from a specially trained team.

Using some of the area’s most advanced equipment and technology, board-certified cardiologists and pulmonologists work in concert with an integrated expert team of respiratory therapists, radiology technicians, rehab specialists and others to provide total quality care.

Cardiac (Heart) Care

For heart attack and stroke to irregular heartbeats and high blood pressure, you can find advanced treatment and care that impacts outcomes and enhances lives every day.

Cardiologists and technicians use cardiopulmonary diagnostics and heart tests including EKG, EEG, stress tests, ultrasounds, angiograms, nuclear medicine, cardiac imaging and more to assess and treat diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels.

Treatment can include both surgical and interventional tactics like angioplasty, stenting, pacemaker implants, defibrillators, catheterization, cardiac rehab and more.

UnityPoint Health - Pekin offers diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and heart conditions including:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • And more

Pulmonary (Lung) Care

Patients of all ages suffering from breathing problems and issues with their lungs can find relief at UnityPoint Health - Pekin, with a department staffed 24 hours a day by respiratory therapists and technicians and overseen by board-certified pulmonologists.

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory offers a wide variety of lung testing including spirometry, plethysmography, diffusion and bronchial provocation studies.

Treatment for pulmonary diseases can include oral or inhaled medication, pulmonary rehab therapy, respiratory therapy or in the case of severe respiratory diseases, oxygen therapy or mechanical ventilation. Whatever the designated method, the goal is to help patients breathe easier, distributing much-needed oxygen throughout the body and enabling tissues and organs to improve lung functions.

UnityPoint Health-Pekin offers diagnosis and treatment for lung disease and lung conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Lung Cancer - the most common cause of cancer death
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • And more

For more information, call the Diagnostic Center at (309) 353-0410 or contact your physician.