Sunil Vadlakonda Rao, MD

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

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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

Deharo, P., G. Ducrocq, C. Bode, M. Cohen, T. Cuisset, S. R. Mehta, C. V. Pollack, et al. “Blood transfusion and ischaemic outcomes according to anemia and bleeding in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: Insights from the TAO randomized clinical trial.” Int J Cardiol 318 (November 1, 2020): 7–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.06.020.

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32590084
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Box, Lyndon C., James C. Blankenship, Timothy D. Henry, John C. Messenger, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, Issam D. Moussa, Richard W. Snyder, et al. “SCAI position statement on the performance of percutaneous coronary intervention in ambulatory surgical centers.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 96, no. 4 (October 1, 2020): 862–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28991.

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32406995
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Samsky, Marc D., Mitchell W. Krucoff, David A. Morrow, William T. Abraham, Fernando Aguel, Andrew D. Althouse, Eric Chen, et al. “Cardiac safety research consortium "shock II" think tank report: Advancing practical approaches to generating evidence for the treatment of cardiogenic shock.” American Heart Journal, October 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.09.015.

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Capodanno, Davide, Marie-Claude Morice, Dominick J. Angiolillo, Deepak L. Bhatt, Robert A. Byrne, Roisin Colleran, Thomas Cuisset, et al. “Trial Design Principles for Patients at High Bleeding Risk Undergoing PCI: JACC Scientific Expert Panel.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 12 (September 22, 2020): 1468–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.06.085.

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32943165
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Mahmud, Ehtisham, Harold L. Dauerman, Frederick G. P. Welt, John C. Messenger, Sunil V. Rao, Cindy Grines, Amal Mattu, et al. “Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Position Statement From the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 11 (September 15, 2020): 1375–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.039.

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Rudski, Lawrence, James L. Januzzi, Vera H. Rigolin, Erin A. Bohula, Ron Blankstein, Amit R. Patel, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, et al. “Multimodality Imaging in Evaluation of Cardiovascular Complications in Patients With COVID-19: JACC Scientific Expert Panel.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 11 (September 15, 2020): 1345–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.06.080.

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32710927
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Pollack, Charles V., W Frank Peacock, Durgesh D. Bhandary, Steven H. Silber, Narinder Bhalla, Sunil V. Rao, Deborah B. Diercks, et al. “ORAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY ADMINISTERED UPSTREAM TO PATIENTS WITH NSTEMI.” Crit Pathw Cardiol, September 15, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/HPC.0000000000000243.

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Fudim, Marat, Richard L. Boortz-Marx, Arun Ganesh, Adam D. DeVore, Chetan B. Patel, Joseph G. Rogers, Aubrie Coburn, et al. “Splanchnic Nerve Block for Chronic Heart Failure.” Jacc Heart Fail 8, no. 9 (September 2020): 742–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2020.04.010.

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32535123
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Kuno, Toshiki, Hiroki Ueyama, Sunil V. Rao, Mauricio G. Cohen, Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland, Craig Thompson, Hisato Takagi, and Sripal Bangalore. “Percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery for left main coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis of randomized trials.” Am Heart J 227 (September 2020): 9–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.06.001.

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32640370
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Naidu, Srihari S., Megan Coylewright, Beau M. Hawkins, Perwaiz Meraj, Brian H. Morray, Chandan Devireddy, Frank Ing, et al. “Hot topics in interventional cardiology: Proceedings from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions 2020 think tank.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, August 25, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.29197.

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32840956
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