Can a bad heart cause swelling in the hands?

Chronic heart failure can cause swelling of the hands. Chronic heart failure is a set of clinical symptoms caused by the inability of the heart function to support the needs of the body.
Typical symptoms of the disease include dyspnoea at rest or during activity, weakness, oedema, plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels may be elevated and echocardiography suggests abnormal cardiac function. Oedema in this disease usually appears first in the lower part of the body, such as the ankles, but in severe heart failure causing generalised oedema, swelling of the hands may be present.

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