Carpal tunnel syndrome tied to higher HF risk: study

German doctors said the association was strongest in over-60s.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Carpal tunnel syndrome in older patients may be associated with up to a 50% greater risk of new-onset heart failure than those without median nerve compression, German doctors report.

While previous research has shown a link between surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and heart failure (HF), the latest study points to a direct link between the conditions.