Dr. Max Liebo, a cardiologist at Loyola, talks about how discouraged most of his new patients are when they first come in. They have been through the wringer with their health, finances and emotions. But he tells his patients that he will be there for them every step of the way. Advances in this field mean that patients are living longer, better lives. One more recent option is the left ventricular assist device, which helps the heart when it starts to fail. And heart transplants are also providing patients with an improved quality of life. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888/(888) 584-7888.