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Olga Toro-Salazar, MD

Director, Non-Invasive Imaging

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


MD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 1987
Pediatrics, University of Connecticut/University of Connecticut Health Center, 1989-1992
Pediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota, 1992-1995
Cardiac MRI, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2005

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Echocardiography and cardiac MRI

    Selected Publications

    • Cardiac magnetic resonance tissue tracking in right ventricle: Feasibility and normal
      values: Vien T Truong, Komal S Safdar, Dinesh K Kalra, Xuexin Gao, Stephanie Ambach, Michael D Taylor, Ryan Moore, Robin J Taylor, Joshua German, Olga H Toro-Salazar, John L Jefferies, Cheryl Bartone, Subha V Raman, Tam Ngo, Wojciech Mazur: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Volume 38, May 2017, Pages 189–195

    • Paris Y, Toro-Salazar OH, Gauthier NS, Rotondo KM, Arnold L, Hamershock R, Saudek DE, Fulton DR, Renaud A, Alexander ME, on behalf of the New England Pediatric Cardiology Association (NECCA). Regional implementation of a pediatric cardiology syncope algorithm using SCAMPS methodology. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Feb 19;5(2): e002931 doi:10.1161/JAJA.115.002931

    • Chhabra L, Crespo E, Toro-Salazar O, Upadhyay S, A Usual Arrhythmia In An Unusual Heart Lovely Chhabra; Eric Crespo; Olga Toro-Salazar; Shailendra Upadhyay. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 April;67(13_S):1116-1116. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(16)31117-2.

    • Toro-Salazar OH*, Ferranti J, Lorenzoni R, Walling S, Mazur W, Raman SV, Davey BT, Gillan E, O’Loughlin M, Klas B, Hor KN. Feasibility of echocardiographic techniques to detect subclinical cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction among high-dose patients when compared to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr: 2016 Feb;29(2):119-131.

    • Toro-Salazar OH*, Gillan E, Ferranti J, Orsey A, Rubin K, Upadhyay S, Mazur W, Hor KN. Effect of myocardial dysfunction in cardiac morbidity and all cause mortality in childhood cancer subjects treated with anthracycline therapy. Cardio-Oncology. 2015 Nov;1(1). doi:10.1186/s40959-015-0005-8.

    • Arora B, Upadhyay S, Toro-Salazar O, Gluck J, Sadiq I, Radojevic J, Agarwal A, Skarzynski K, Darsaklis K. Blessing in Disguise: Absent Pulmonary Valve in an Adult Without Ventricular Septal Defect. Circulation. 2015; 132: A15284

    • Toro-Salazar OH*, Gillan E, O’Loughlin MT, Burke GS, Ferranti J, Stainsby J, Liang B, Mazur W, Raman SV, Hor KN. Occult cardiotoxicity in childhood cancer survivors exposed to anthracycline therapy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Nov;6(6):873-80.

    • Angoff GH, Kane DA, Giddins N, Paris YM, Moran AM, Tantengco V, Rotondo KM, Arnold L, Toro-Salazar OH, Gauthier NS, Kanevsky E, Renaud A, Geggel RL, Brown DW, Fulton DR. Regional implementation of a pediatric cardiology chest pain guideline using SCAMPs methodology. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):e1010-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0086. Epub 2013 Sep 9.

    • Feder HM Jr, Roberts JC, Salazar JC, Leopold HB, Toro-Salazar O. HACEK endocarditis in infants and children: two cases and a literature review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Jun;22(6):557-62.

    • Toro-Salazar OH, Steinberger J, Thomas W, Rocchini AP, Carpenter BLM, Moller JH. Long-term follow-up of patients after coarctation of the aorta repair. Am J Cardiol. 2002;89:541-7.

    • Salazar OH, Krabill KA, Hunter DW, Vance M, Rocchini A. Feasibility of a new technique for pulmonary artery stent implantation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1996 Jan-Feb;7(1):41-6.

    • Salazar JC, Toro-Salazar OH, Kaplan EL. Infective endocarditis in children, “An evaluation at the close of the twentieth century.” Intercontinental Cardiology. 1993;2(1):7-15.

    Additional Information

    Dr. Toro-Salazar’s research focuses on the application of new MRI techniques to patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. She is particularly interested in the tissue characterization and evaluation of regional myocardial function in patients with congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy.

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