In heart failure, the heart becomes weak and unable to pump blood as well as it should. It is a condition that can cause kidney problems, edema, and heart congestion. In late-stage heart failure, advanced symptoms persist despite treatment. Treatments will include medications, dietary changes, and sometimes surgery. Heart transplants or LVADs may be considered. If no treatments work, palliative care may be recommended. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how advanced heart failure is caused and treated, what the symptoms of end-stage heart failure are, and much more.