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Anna Tsirka, MD

Director, Cardiomyopathy Services

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



MD, National Capodistrian University of Athens


Pediatrics, Stony Brook University Hospital, 1994-1997


Neonatology, Magee Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 1997-1998
Pediatric Cardiology, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1999-2001

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School

    Clinical Expertise

    • Fetal cardiology
    • Pediatric cardiomyopathies and heart failure
    • Congenital heart disease

    Selected Publications

    • Successful bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy for recurrent ventricular arrhythmia in a pediatric patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Price, DY Mah, FL Fynn-Thompson, AE Tsirka: HeartRhythm Case Rep 2020 Jan 24;6(1):23-26.

    • Double heterozygous mutation positive familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with early-onset sudden cardiac arrest. K Freeman, F Cecchin, AE Tsirka Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 45, 79-81

    • Utility of fetal echocardiography after normal cardiac imaging findings on detailed fetal anatomic ultrasonography
      RS Starikov, FA Bsat, AB Knee, AE Tsirka, Y Paris, GR Markenson: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 28 (5), 603-608

    • Improved outcomes of pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy with utilization of heart transplantation AE Tsirka, K Trinkaus, SC Chen, et al: Journal of the American College of Cardiology 44 (2), 391-397

    • Pediatric cardiac transplantation: CS Herrington, AE Tsirka. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 16(4),404-409

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