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. 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; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2023.03.004. PubMed PMID:36931433 .
  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. Heart Fail Clin. 2023;19 (2):197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2022.08.007. PubMed PMID:36863811 PubMed Central PMC9973551.
  3. Guddeti, RR, Sanina, C, Jauhar, R, Henry, TD, Dehghani, P, Garberich, R et al.. Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients With COVID-19 Presenting With Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2023;187 :76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2022.09.030. PubMed PMID:36459751 PubMed Central PMC9706494.
  4. Carson, JL, Brooks, MM, Chaitman, BR, Alexander, JH, Goodman, SG, Bertolet, M et al.. Rationale and design for the myocardial ischemia and transfusion (MINT) randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2023;257 :120-129. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2022.11.015. PubMed PMID:36417955 PubMed Central PMC9928777.
  5. Roston, TM, So, DY, Liu, S, Fordyce, CB, Grunau, B, Jentzer, JC et al.. Leveraging Existing STEMI Networks to Regionalize Cardiogenic Shock Systems of Care: Efforts to Expand the Scope Could Improve Shock Outcomes. Can J Cardiol. 2023;39 (4):427-431. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.11.005. PubMed PMID:36402241 .
  6. Bagai, A, Ali, FM, Gregson, J, Alexander, KP, Cohen, MG, Sundell, KA et al.. Multimorbidity, functional impairment, and mortality in older patients stable after prior acute myocardial infarction: Insights from the TIGRIS registry. Clin Cardiol. 2022;45 (12):1277-1286. doi: 10.1002/clc.23915. PubMed PMID:36317424 PubMed Central PMC9748748.
  7. So, DYF, 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;38 (11):1732-1735. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.07.021. PubMed PMID:35940456 .
  8. 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.
  9. 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;1 (5):100404. doi: 10.1016/j.jscai.2022.100404. PubMed PMID:35845345 PubMed Central PMC9270689.
  10. Hagström, E, Steg, PG, Szarek, M, Bhatt, DL, Bittner, VA, Danchin, N et al.. Apolipoprotein B, Residual Cardiovascular Risk After Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Effects of Alirocumab. Circulation. 2022;146 (9):657-672. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.057807. PubMed PMID:35770629 PubMed Central PMC9422774.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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