Akshay Bagai




Please note Dr. Bagai will not be taking any summer students.

Dr. Akshay Bagai is a practicing interventional cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bagai received his MD and trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto. He completed his training in Interventional Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital.  He obtained a Masters degree in Health Sciences from the Clinical Research Training Program at Duke University, USA. He returned to Toronto and joined the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital in August 2014. His clinical and research interests are closely aligned and include systems of care for acute coronary syndrome and out-of hospital cardiac arrest, adjunctive therapy in coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary intervention, and revascularization strategies in acute and stable coronary disease.

Recent Publications

  1. So, DY, Bagai, A, van Diepen, S, Fordyce, CB, Liu, S, Avram, R et al.. A Pan-Canadian Survey of Cardiogenic Shock Management: A Report from the Canadian Cardiovascular Research Collaboratory (C3) Cardiogenic Shock Working Group. Can J Cardiol. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.07.021. PubMed PMID:35940456 .
  2. Ghasemzadeh, N, Kim, N, Amlani, S, Madan, M, Shavadia, JS, Chong, AY et al.. A Review of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Patients with COVID-19. Cardiol Clin. 2022;40 (3):321-328. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2022.03.007. PubMed PMID:35851455 PubMed Central PMC8960128.
  3. Dehghani, P, Schmidt, CW, Garcia, S, Okeson, B, Grines, CL, Singh, A et al.. North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) Risk Score for Prediction of In-Hospital Mortality. J Soc Cardiovasc Angiogr Interv. 2022; :100404. doi: 10.1016/j.jscai.2022.100404. PubMed PMID:35845345 PubMed Central PMC9270689.
  4. Udell, JA, Lu, D, Bagai, A, Dodson, JA, Desai, NR, Fonarow, GC et al.. Preexisting frailty and outcomes in older patients with acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 2022;249 :34-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2022.03.007. PubMed PMID:35339451 .
  5. Graham, CA, Tan, MK, Chew, DP, Gale, CP, Fox, KAA, Bagai, A et al.. Use and outcomes of dual antiplatelet therapy for acute coronary syndrome in patients with chronic kidney disease: insights from the Canadian Observational Antiplatelet Study (COAPT). Heart Vessels. 2022;37 (8):1291-1298. doi: 10.1007/s00380-022-02029-8. PubMed PMID:35089380 .
  6. Graham, JJ, Bagai, A, Wijeysundera, H, Weisz, G, Rinfret, S, Dick, A et al.. Collagenase to facilitate guidewire crossing in chronic total occlusion PCI-The Total Occlusion Study in Coronary Arteries-5 (TOSCA-5) trial. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022;99 (4):1065-1073. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30101. PubMed PMID:35077606 .
  7. Arbel, Y, Patel, AD, Goodman, SG, Tan, MK, Suskin, N, McKelvie, RS et al.. Provision of a DAPT Score to Cardiologists and Extension of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Beyond 1 Year After ACS: Randomized Substudy of the Prospective Canadian ACS Reflective II Study. CJC Open. 2021;3 (12):1463-1470. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.07.013. PubMed PMID:34993458 PubMed Central PMC8712544.
  8. Valle, FH, Goodman, SG, Tan, M, Ha, A, Mansour, S, Welsh, RC et al.. Antithrombotic Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the CONNECT AF+PCI Study. CJC Open. 2021;3 (12):1419-1427. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.07.003. PubMed PMID:34993453 PubMed Central PMC8712598.
  9. Aljabbary, T, Katyukha, A, Elbaz-Greener, G, Gressmann, K, Bagai, A, Graham, JJ et al.. Overview of Contemporary Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Techniques: A Narrative Systematic Review. CJC Open. 2021;3 (10):1273-1281. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.05.018. PubMed PMID:34888507 PubMed Central PMC8636234.
  10. Russo, JJ, Yan, AT, Pocock, SJ, Brieger, D, Owen, R, Sundell, KA et al.. Determinants of long-term dual antiplatelet therapy use in post myocardial infarction patients: Insights from the TIGRIS registry. J Cardiol. 2022;79 (4):522-529. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.10.024. PubMed PMID:34857432 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Heart & Stroke / Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research