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.
Heart Failure Treatment by Stage
WebMD explains the Stages of Heart Failure, including lifestyle and treatment guidelines.
Treating Severe Heart Failure
Severe heart failure may be treated with inotropic therapy. Learn more from WebMD about this treatment.
High-Output Heart Failure: What Is It?
With high-output heart failure, the heart is pumping a normal amount of blood, but it's still not enough to help the body work the way it should.
What Is Cardiac Cachexia?
This severe complication of heart failure is also called body wasting. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.
Heart Failure: Ways to Live Your Best
There’s no cure for heart failure, but some simple self-care measures can help curb fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and other symptoms.
Heart Failure: Latest Treatment Advances
If you have heart failure, new drugs and devices may help you stay active and feel your best.