Sunil Vadlakonda Rao, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street (111a), Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 286-0411

Focus of research is in the radial approach to PCI, transfusion physiology and outcomes in patients with ischemic heart disease, quality assessment and improvement through registries, and clinical trials in interventional cardiology

Education and Training

  • Fellow In Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2004
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1996 - 1999
  • M.D., Ohio State University, 1996

Publications

Ferrante, G, Rao, SV, Jüni, P, Da Costa, BR, Reimers, B, Condorelli, G, Anzuini, A, Jolly, SS, Bertrand, OF, Krucoff, MW, Windecker, S, and Valgimigli, M. "Radial Versus Femoral Access for Coronary Interventions Across the Entire Spectrum of Patients With Coronary Artery Disease." JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions (June 2016).

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Rao, SV, Nolan, J, Fraser, DG, Mamas, MA, Bertrand, OF, Pancholy, SB, Bernat, I, Dharma, S, Kedev, S, Jolly, SS, and Valgimigli, M. "Efficacy of Radial Versus Femoral Access in the Acute Coronary Syndrome Is It the Operator or the Operation That Matters?." JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions 9, no. 9 (May 9, 2016): 978-979. (Letter)

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Schulman-Marcus, J, Feldman, DN, Rao, SV, Prasad, A, McCoy, L, Garratt, K, Kim, LK, Minutello, RM, Wong, SC, Vora, AN, Singh, HS, Wojdyla, D, Mohsen, A, Bergman, G, and Swaminathan, RV. "Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization Before Noncardiac Surgery: A Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry." JAMA internal medicine 176, no. 5 (May 2016): 611-618.

PMID
27018942
Scholars@Duke

Brilakis, ES, O'Donnell, CI, Penny, W, Armstrong, EJ, Tsai, T, Maddox, TM, Plomondon, ME, Banerjee, S, Rao, SV, Garcia, S, Nallamothu, B, Shunk, KA, Mavromatis, K, Grunwald, GK, and Bhatt, DL. "Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Native Coronary Arteries Versus Bypass Grafts in Patients With Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 9, no. 9 (May 2016): 884-893.

PMID
27085582
Scholars@Duke

Fanaroff, AC, and Rao, SV. "Antiplatelet Therapy in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." Interventional Cardiology Clinics 5, no. 2 (April 2016): 221-237.

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Barria Perez, AE, Rao, SV, Jolly, SJ, Pancholy, SB, Plourde, G, Rimac, G, Poirier, Y, Costerousse, O, and Bertrand, OF. "Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bivalirudin Versus Heparin on Myocardial Ischemic and Bleeding Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." The American journal of cardiology 117, no. 8 (April 2016): 1256-1266.

PMID
26899489
Scholars@Duke

Vora, AN, Peterson, ED, McCoy, LA, Garratt, KN, Kutcher, MA, Marso, SP, Roe, MT, Messenger, JC, and Rao, SV. "The Impact of Bleeding Avoidance Strategies on Hospital-Level Variation in Bleeding Rates Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 9, no. 8 (April 2016): 771-779.

PMID
27101904
Scholars@Duke

Cohen, HJ, Walston, JD, Rao, SV, Schrier, SL, and Artz, A. "Renal Toxicity Associated with Salsalate in Elderly Adults with Anemia." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 64, no. 4 (April 2016): 898-899. (Letter)

PMID
27100595
Scholars@Duke

Zeymer, U, Rao, SV, and Montalescot, G. "Anticoagulation in coronary intervention." European heart journal (March 5, 2016). (Review)

PMID
26946415
Scholars@Duke

Vora, AN, Dai, D, Gurm, H, Amin, AP, Messenger, JC, Mahmud, E, Mauri, L, Wang, TY, Roe, MT, Curtis, J, Patel, MR, Dauerman, HL, Peterson, ED, and Rao, SV. "Temporal Trends in the Risk Profile of Patients Undergoing Outpatient Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's CathPCI Registry." Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions 9, no. 3 (March 2016): e003070-.

PMID
26957417
Scholars@Duke

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