Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital are using the advanced da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, offering new hope to patients with early stage lung cancer who may not be good candidates for a more invasive operation. Dr. Lana Schumacher, AGH thoracic surgeon, talks to Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI-TV about the hospital's robotic surgery capabilities. To learn more about Allegheny General Hospital's cancer capabilities, visit http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/canc...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Exercise helps depression in heart disease patients
Monday, August 20th, 2012
Regular exercise reduces depression in patients who suffer from heart disease, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
This is a big deal, said Srinivas Murali, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital, because most people who have cardiac problems are depressed about their condition, and antidepressant drugs don't seem to help.
To read more, visit the Post-Gazette website.