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. Siriwardena, M, Bagai, A, Delgado, D, Ross, HJ, Rozenblyum, E, Rakowski, H et al.. Prognostic Implications of Point-of-Care and Serial B-type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Am. J. Cardiol. 2018; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.07.007. PubMed PMID:30111486 .
  2. Liu, S, Worme, M, Yanagawa, B, Kumar, N, Buller, CE, Cheema, AN et al.. Treatment of Drug-Eluting Stent In-Stent Restenosis With Drug-Eluting Balloons: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Invasive Cardiol. 2018; :. . PubMed PMID:30108189 .
  3. Yanagawa, B, Verma, S, Bagai, A, Puskas, JD. Should functional assessment of lesion severity be used to guide coronary bypass?. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 2018;33 (5):565-570. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000549. PubMed PMID:29994809 .
  4. Yanagawa, B, Hong, K, Cheema, A, Bagai, A, Verma, S. What is the state of hybrid coronary revascularization in 2018?. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 2018;33 (5):540-545. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000548. PubMed PMID:29994806 .
  5. Arbel, Y, Ko, DT, Yan, AT, Cantor, WJ, Bagai, A, Koh, M et al.. Long-term Follow-up of the Trial of Routine Angioplasty and Stenting After Fibrinolysis to Enhance Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction (TRANSFER-AMI). Can J Cardiol. 2018;34 (6):736-743. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.02.005. PubMed PMID:29801739 .
  6. Popovic, D, Kumar, N, Chaudhry, S, Bagai, A, Arena, R, Kumar, N et al.. Improvements in Key Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Variables Following Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000324. PubMed PMID:29757824 .
  7. Russo, JJ, Bagai, A, Le May, MR, Yan, AT. Immediate non-culprit vessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: a swinging pendulum. J Thorac Dis. 2018;10 (2):661-666. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.01.106. PubMed PMID:29608190 PubMed Central PMC5864600.
  8. Ghosh-Swaby, OR, Tan, M, Bagai, A, Yan, AT, Goodman, SG, Mehta, SR et al.. Marital status and outcomes after myocardial infarction: Observations from the Canadian Observational Antiplatelet Study (COAPT). Clin Cardiol. 2018;41 (3):285-292. doi: 10.1002/clc.22901. PubMed PMID:29574993 .
  9. Mehta, SR, Bainey, KR, Cantor, WJ, Lordkipanidzé, M, Marquis-Gravel, G, Robinson, SD et al.. 2018 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy. Can J Cardiol. 2018;34 (3):214-233. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.12.012. PubMed PMID:29475527 .
  10. Bagai, A, Goodman, SG, Cantor, WJ, Vicaut, E, Bolognese, L, Cequier, A et al.. Duration of ischemia and treatment effects of pre- versus in-hospital ticagrelor in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Insights from the ATLANTIC study. Am. Heart J. 2018;196 :56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.10.021. PubMed PMID:29421015 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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