Seminar Series: Pallav Garg

Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

“Infective Endocarditis Hospitalizations and Antibiotic Prophylaxis Rates: Time series analysis of ICES data from Ontario.

Pallav-Garg-Office-Portrait_272w.jpgDr. Pallav Garg, MBBS, MSc, FRACP

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

In 2007, the American Heart Association recommended antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of infective endocarditis (IE) for only the highest-risk patients. We assessed whether this change affected the use of antibiotic prophylaxis and the incidence of IE. We identified IE-related hospitalizations from 2002 to 2014 among all adults and those at high and moderate risk for IE, and assessed antibiotic prophylaxis prescriptions for adults ≥65 years of age. Trends in patient and pathogen characteristics were also analyzed. Time series analyses were performed with segmented regression and change-point analyses. 


Dr. Pallav Garg is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and cross-appointed at the Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University and a staff Interventional Cardiologist at London Health Sciences Center. He received his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and completed his postgraduate internal medicine, cardiology training and interventional fellowship in Australia followed by fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Garg received his Masters degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University School of Public Health, focusing on clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, decision analyses and clinical trial design. More recently he was an ICES Fellow in the ICES Scholar Program at ICES at Western, London. His research area of interest is in the evaluation of efficacy and safety of novel drugs and percutaneous device therapies in interventional cardiology.  

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