Endocardial fibroelastosis

Endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) is a rare cardiac condition which is classically described in the paediatric population (typically first two years). It is one of the causes for infants to present with unexplained heart failure. 


The condition results from increasing amounts of fibrous and elastic tissue affecting the endocardium as well as the sub endocardium. This then causes diffuse thickening with subsequent impairment of myocardial contractility. 


Radiographic features


Echocardiography may show:

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rID: 10531
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE)
  • Right-sided endocardial fibroelastosis

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