Akshay Bagai

MD, FRCPC, MHS

Investigator

Biography

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. 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 .
  2. 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; :. doi: 10.1007/s00380-022-02029-8. PubMed PMID:35089380 .
  3. 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 .
  4. Arbel, Y, Patel, AD, Goodman, SG, Tan, MK, Suskin, N, McKelvie, RS et al.. Provision of a DAPT Score to Cardiologists and Extension of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Beyond 1 Year After ACS: Randomized Substudy of the Prospective Canadian ACS Reflective II Study. CJC Open. 2021;3 (12):1463-1470. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.07.013. PubMed PMID:34993458 PubMed Central PMC8712544.
  5. Valle, FH, Goodman, SG, Tan, M, Ha, A, Mansour, S, Welsh, RC et al.. Antithrombotic Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the CONNECT AF+PCI Study. CJC Open. 2021;3 (12):1419-1427. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.07.003. PubMed PMID:34993453 PubMed Central PMC8712598.
  6. Aljabbary, T, Katyukha, A, Elbaz-Greener, G, Gressmann, K, Bagai, A, Graham, JJ et al.. Overview of Contemporary Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Techniques: A Narrative Systematic Review. CJC Open. 2021;3 (10):1273-1281. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.05.018. PubMed PMID:34888507 PubMed Central PMC8636234.
  7. Russo, JJ, Yan, AT, Pocock, SJ, Brieger, D, Owen, R, Sundell, KA et al.. Determinants of long-term dual antiplatelet therapy use in post myocardial infarction patients: Insights from the TIGRIS registry. J Cardiol. 2022;79 (4):522-529. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2021.10.024. PubMed PMID:34857432 .
  8. Cheema, AN, Yanagawa, B, Verma, S, Bagai, A, Liu, S. Myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA): a review of pathophysiology and management. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021;36 (5):589-596. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000886. PubMed PMID:34397465 .
  9. Schwartz, GG, Szarek, M, Bittner, VA, Diaz, R, Goodman, SG, Jukema, JW et al.. Lipoprotein(a) and Benefit of PCSK9 Inhibition in Patients With Nominally Controlled LDL Cholesterol. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021;78 (5):421-433. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.04.102. PubMed PMID:34325831 PubMed Central PMC8822604.
  10. Khan, R, Kaul, P, Islam, S, Savu, A, Bagai, A, van Diepen, S et al.. Drug Adherence and Long-Term Outcomes in Non-Revascularized Patients Following Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2021;152 :49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.04.031. PubMed PMID:34120704 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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