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Anita Asgar

Anita Asgar

MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC
Interventional Cardiologist,
Structural Heart Disease Intervention
Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal
Associate Professor, Universite de Montréal
Montréal, QC
Biography

Dr. Anita Asgar is an Interventional Cardiologist working at the Montreal Heart Institute since 2009.  Originally from Newfoundland, Dr. Asgar completed her medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at Memorial University (1995-2002), and Cardiology training at Dalhousie University. She then completed a two-year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, followed by a fellowship in Structural and Congenital Intervention at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, England as well as a fellowship in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. She has a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Université de Montréal with a focus in cost-effectiveness of transcatheter technology.

Dr. Anita Asgar is a full-time staff Interventional Cardiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal. She specializes in transcatheter valve interventions, congenital interventions and cardiac MRI.  Dr. Asgar was Co-Chair of the Canadian TAVR Guidelines and chairs the Working Group for Transcatheter Valve Therapy Quality Indicators in Canada. She has led the publication of two national quality reports for TAVR in Canada in 2016 and 2019 and was the Co-Chair of the Canadian Position statement for TAVR in 2019. She is the lead cardiologist for the transcatheter mitral/tricuspid valve program at the Montreal Heart Institute. Her research interests include the treatment and management of valvular heart disease and cost-effectiveness analysis and she is currently the Director of Transcatheter Valve Therapy Research at the Montreal Heart Institute.

 

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