Advanced Heart Failure Directory
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.
Treating Severe Heart Failure
Severe heart failure may be treated with inotropic therapy. Learn more from WebMD about this treatment.
Heart Failure Treatment by Stage
WebMD explains the Stages of Heart Failure, including lifestyle and treatment guidelines.
Heart Disease and the Doctor's Exam
Diagnosing heart disease is a many-step process. If you think you have it, here’s what your doctor will do to make sure.
Detecting and Treating Heart Failure
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.