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. Dehghani, P, Singh, J, Mancini, GBJ, Stanberry, L, Bergstedt, S, Madan, M et al.. Angiographic characteristics of patients with STEMI and COVID-19: Insights from NACMI registry. Am Heart J. 2024;271 :112-122. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2024.02.012. PubMed PMID:38395293 .
  2. Siu, V, Parfrey, S, Li, C, Graham, JJ, Wijeysundera, HC, Bagai, A et al.. First In-Human Use of a Novel Perfusion Balloon Catheter in the Management of Coronary Perforation. Can J Cardiol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2024.01.041. PubMed PMID:38378081 .
  3. Primary Panel:, Bainey, KR, Marquis-Gravel, G, Belley-Côté, E, Turgeon, RD, Ackman, ML et al.. Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology 2023 Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy. Can J Cardiol. 2024;40 (2):160-181. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.10.013. PubMed PMID:38104631 .
  4. Carson, JL, Brooks, MM, Hébert, PC, Goodman, SG, Bertolet, M, Glynn, SA et al.. Restrictive or Liberal Transfusion Strategy in Myocardial Infarction and Anemia. N Engl J Med. 2023;389 (26):2446-2456. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2307983. PubMed PMID:37952133 PubMed Central PMC10837004.
  5. Parfrey, S, Siu, V, Graham, JJ, Vijayaraghavan, R, Li, C, Pang, J et al.. Evaluation and management of drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2023;38 (5):433-440. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000001073. PubMed PMID:37477129 .
  6. Stone, GW, Ali, ZA, O'Brien, SM, Rhodes, G, Genereux, P, Bangalore, S et al.. Impact of Complete Revascularization in the ISCHEMIA Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023;82 (12):1175-1188. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2023.06.015. PubMed PMID:37462593 PubMed Central PMC10529674.
  7. Bagai, A, Madan, M, Overgaard, C, Porter, J, Han, L, Cheema, AN et al.. Long-term Clinical Outcomes Following Cardiac Stress Testing After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Can J Cardiol. 2023;39 (11):1513-1521. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.06.422. PubMed PMID:37399943 .
  8. Shavadia, JS, Stanberry, L, Singh, J, Thao, KR, Ghasemzadeh, N, Mercado, N et al.. Comparative Analysis of Patients With STEMI and COVID-19 Between Canada and the United States. J Soc Cardiovasc Angiogr Interv. 2023; :100970. doi: 10.1016/j.jscai.2023.100970. PubMed PMID:37363317 PubMed Central PMC10284462.
  9. Chow, JK, Bagai, A, Tan, MK, Har, BJ, Yip, AMC, Paniagua, M et al.. Antithrombotic therapies in Canadian atrial fibrillation patients with concomitant coronary artery disease: Insights from the CONNECT AF + PCI-II program. J Cardiol. 2023;82 (2):153-161. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2023.03.004. PubMed PMID:36931433 .
  10. 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. Heart Fail Clin. 2023;19 (2):197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2022.08.007. PubMed PMID:36863811 PubMed Central PMC9973551.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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