Dr. Hirai is an interventional cardiologist who trained with Drs. Sandeep Nathan and Atman Shah at University of Chicago and Drs. Aaron Grantham and Adam Salisbury at St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City. He is one of the few formally trained operators in high-risk coronary interventions.
Dr. Hirai specializes from regular percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to chronic total occlusion (CTO) intervention, which is the most challenging coronary intervention. Patients with CTO (100% blockage) are often told by their treating physicians “there are no other options” and continue to suffer from chest pain or shortness of breath that limits their activity. CTO intervention has shown to improve patient’s quality of life and Dr. Hirai is passionate about helping this patient population. His research focus is on how to perform CTO intervention safely and efficiently for the patients. He is also well-trained in robotic-assisted PCI and he was an invited speaker at ARIA meeting in Japan, 2018.
Education & Training
Loyola Univ. of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, Yokohama City Univeristy
St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, University of Chicago, Loyola Univ. of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of IM - Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of IM - Interventional Cardiology
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- Chronic total occlusion intervention
- Robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention
- High-risk coronary intervention
- ASD/PFO closure
- Hirai T, Grantham JA, Sapontis J., Cohen D, Marso SP, Lombardi W, Karmpaliotis D, Moses J, Nicholson WJ, Pershad A, Wyman MR , Spaedy A , Cook S, Doshi P , Federici R, Nugent K, Gosch KL, Spertus JA, Salisbury A, Impact of Subintimal Plaque Modification Procedures on Health Status after Unsuccessful Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty Catheter and Cardiovascular Interventions 2018 May 1;91 (6):1035-1042. PMID: 29068126
- Hirai T, Grantham JA, Sapontis J., Cohen D, Marso SP, Lombardi W, Karmpaliotis D, Moses J, Nicholson WJ, Pershad A, Wyman MR , Spaedy A , Cook S, Doshi P , Federici R, Nugent K, Gosch KL, Spertus JA, Salisbury A Quality of Life in Patients with Refractory Angina after Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty, Accepted to Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions
- Kitahara H, Hirai T, McCrorey M, Patel B, Nisivaco S, Nathan S, Balkhy H Advanced Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: Mid-term Outcomes with Robotic Beating Heart Connector Totally Endoscopic Multi-vessel Grafting and PCI. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 14, PMID: 30635190
- Hirai T, Jones D, Tate S, Dryer K, Santiago L, Edelson D, Friant J, Nathan S, Shah A, Paul J, Blair J. Cardiac Arrest Triage score best predicts mortality after intervention in patients with massive and submassive pulmonary embolism. Catheter and Cardiovascular interventions 2018 Aug 1;92(2):366-371. PMID: 29745451
- Sapontis J, Salisbury AC, Yeh RW, Cohen DJ, Hirai T, Lombardi W, McCabe JM, Karmpaliotis D, Moses J, Nicholson WJ, Pershad A, Wyman RM, Spaedy A, Cook S, Doshi P, Federici R, Thompson CR, Marso SP, Nugent K, Gosch KL, Spertus JA, Grantham JA. Early Procedural and Health Status Outcomes after Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty: A Report From the OPEN-CTO Registry (Outcomes, Patient Health Status, and Efficiency in Chronic Total Occlusion Hybrid Procedures). JACC Cardiovascular Intervention 2017 Aug 14;10 (15) :1523-1534. PMID: 28797429
- Bharmal M, Venturini JM, Chua RFM, Sharp W, Beiser DG, Tabit C, Hirai T, Rosenberg JR, Friant J, Blair JEA, Paul JD, Nathan S, Shah AP, Cost-utility of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cardiac arrest, Resuscitation. 2019 Feb 1. PMID: 30716427
- Hirai T, Rosenberg J, Nathan S, Blair J, Broken Arrow: Successful Retrieval of a Dislodged Coronary Orbital Atherectomy Microtip Catheter Cardiovascular Interventions 2018 Sep 1;92(3):511-514 PMID 30019818