What is End Stage Heart Failure? Does it mean that's it, I'm at the end. That's scary. I've been going back and forth with different heart problems since June 08. Never had any before. I started out with little heart attacks (no more than 5-12 treponens (sp), but they were constant & very, very painful most the time. Then in Dec. 08 the cardioigists discovered that my aorta was blocked, I had a quickie quad bypass. And things have continued to go down hill from there. My Dad died from Congestive Heart Failure, is that the same thing?