Akshay Bagai


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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, Davidson, LJ, Grines, CL, Nayak, K, Saw, J, Kaul, P et al.. North American COVID-19 ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NACMI) registry: Rationale, design, and implications. Am. Heart J. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.05.006. PubMed PMID:32425198 PubMed Central PMC7229476.
  2. Wood, DA, Sathananthan, J, Gin, K, Mansour, S, Ly, HQ, Quraishi, AU et al.. Precautions and Procedures for Coronary and Structural Cardiac Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance from Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology. Can J Cardiol. 2020;36 (5):780-783. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2020.03.027. PubMed PMID:32299781 PubMed Central PMC7102580.
  3. Maron, DJ, Hochman, JS, Reynolds, HR, Bangalore, S, O'Brien, SM, Boden, WE et al.. Initial Invasive or Conservative Strategy for Stable Coronary Disease. N. Engl. J. Med. 2020;382 (15):1395-1407. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1915922. PubMed PMID:32227755 PubMed Central PMC7263833.
  4. Yanagawa, B, Lee, J, Ouzounian, M, Bagai, A, Cheema, A, Verma, S et al.. Mitral valve prosthesis choice in patients <70 years: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 20 219 patients. J Card Surg. 2020;35 (4):818-825. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14478. PubMed PMID:32092191 .
  5. Rocha, RV, Friedrich, JO, Hong, K, Lee, J, Cheema, A, Bagai, A et al.. Aortic valve replacement with pulmonary hypertension: Meta-analysis of 70 676 patients. J Card Surg. 2019;34 (12):1617-1625. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14309. PubMed PMID:31794128 .
  6. Madan, M, Bagai, A, Overgaard, CB, Fang, J, Koh, M, Cantor, WJ et al.. Same-Day Discharge After Elective Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Ontario, Canada. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8 (13):e012131. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012131. PubMed PMID:31498023 PubMed Central PMC6662367.
  7. Bagai, A, Chen, AY, Udell, JA, Dodson, JA, McManus, DD, Maurer, MS et al.. Association of Cognitive Impairment With Treatment and Outcomes in Older Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Report From the NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8 (17):e012929. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012929. PubMed PMID:31462138 PubMed Central PMC6755847.
  8. Ray, KK, Colhoun, HM, Szarek, M, Baccara-Dinet, M, Bhatt, DL, Bittner, VA et al.. Effects of alirocumab on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes after acute coronary syndrome in patients with or without diabetes: a prespecified analysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES randomised controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2019;7 (8):618-628. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30158-5. PubMed PMID:31272931 .
  9. Liu, S, Tsang, M, Abdel-Qadir, H, Yanagawa, B, Bagai, A. Percutaneous coronary intervention for the management of stable ischemic heart disease. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 2019;34 (5):557-563. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000655. PubMed PMID:31246588 .
  10. Coomes, EA, Haghbayan, H, Finken, LR, Quadros, KK, Bagai, A, Cheema, AN et al.. Information on Cardiovascular Disease in the Digital Era: Results From a Cross-Sectional Patient Survey. Can J Cardiol. 2019;35 (6):791-794. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2019.03.015. PubMed PMID:31151715 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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