Akshay Bagai




Please noteĀ Dr.Ā Bagai will notĀ 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. Michaelā€™s Hospital.Ā Ā He obtained aĀ Masters degree in Health Sciences from the Clinical Research Training ProgramĀ atĀ Duke University, USA. He returned to Toronto and joined the Division of Cardiology at St. Michaelā€™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. 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. 2022;187 :76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2022.09.030. PubMed PMID:36459751 .
  2. 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. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.11.005. PubMed PMID:36402241 .
  3. 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; :. doi: 10.1002/clc.23915. PubMed PMID:36317424 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Hagstrƶm, 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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