Akshay Bagai


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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. Russo, JJ, Goodman, SG, Cantor, WJ, Ko, DT, Bagai, A, Tan, MK et al.. Does renal function affect the efficacy or safety of a pharmacoinvasive strategy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction? A meta-analysis. Am. Heart J. 2017;193 :46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.07.015. PubMed PMID:29129254 .
  2. Teichman, J, Taher, A, Hashi, A, Bagai, A, Sholzberg, M. A sticky situation: myocardial infarction in a young woman with immune thrombocytopenia on eltrombopag and a history of mediastinal radiation. J. Thromb. Thrombolysis. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s11239-017-1577-y. PubMed PMID:29101508 .
  3. Russo, JJ, Goodman, SG, Bagai, A, Déry, JP, Tan, MK, Fisher, HN et al.. Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy and associated outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction: contemporary practice insights from the Canadian Observational Antiplatelet Study. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2017;3 (4):303-311. doi: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcw051. PubMed PMID:29044393 .
  4. Bagai, A, Eberg, M, Koh, M, Cheema, AN, Yan, AT, Dhoot, A et al.. Population-Based Study on Patterns of Cardiac Stress Testing After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017;10 (10):. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.003660. PubMed PMID:29017997 .
  5. Tran, DT, Welsh, RC, Ohinmaa, A, Thanh, NX, Bagai, A, Kaul, P et al.. Quality of Acute Myocardial Infarction Care in Canada: A 10-Year Review of 30-Day In-Hospital Mortality and 30-Day Hospital Readmission. Can J Cardiol. 2017;33 (10):1319-1326. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.06.014. PubMed PMID:28941611 .
  6. Dehghani, P, Lavoie, A, Lavi, S, Crawford, JJ, Harenberg, S, Zimmermann, RH et al.. Effects of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel on platelet function in fibrinolytic-treated STEMI patients undergoing early PCI. Am. Heart J. 2017;192 :105-112. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.07.013. PubMed PMID:28938956 .
  7. Wassef, AWA, Alnasser, S, Rodes-Cabau, J, Webb, JG, Barbanti, M, Liu, Y et al.. Institutional experience and outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Results from an international multicentre registry. Int. J. Cardiol. 2017;245 :222-227. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.07.079. PubMed PMID:28760395 .
  8. Bagai, A, Alexander, KP, Berger, JS, Senior, R, Sajeev, C, Pracon, R et al.. Use of troponin assay 99th percentile as the decision level for myocardial infarction diagnosis. Am. Heart J. 2017;190 :135-139. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.04.016. PubMed PMID:28760208 PubMed Central PMC5543710.
  9. So, DYF, Bagai, A, Tran, U, Verma, S, Mehta, SR. P2Y12 receptor inhibitor resistance and coronary artery disease: a bench to bedside primer for cardiovascular specialists. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 2017;32 (5):617-626. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000440. PubMed PMID:28661903 .
  10. Cheema, AN, Mehta, SR, Verma, S, Bagai, A. Non-infarct related artery revascularization in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients with multivessel disease. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 2017;32 (5):600-607. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000427. PubMed PMID:28617684 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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