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

Gaudino, M, Burzotta, F, Bakaeen, F, Bertrand, O, Crea, F, Di Franco, A, Fremes, S, Kiemeneij, F, Louvard, Y, Rao, SV, Schwann, TA, Tatoulis, J, Tranbaugh, RF, Trani, C, Valgimigli, M, Vranckx, P, Taggart, DP, and Arterial Grafting International Consortium Alliance, . "The Radial Artery for Percutaneous Coronary Procedures or Surgery?." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71, no. 10 (March 2018): 1167-1175. (Review)

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Sukul, D, Bhatt, DL, Seth, M, Zakroysky, P, Wojdyla, D, Rumsfeld, JS, Wang, T, Rao, SV, and Gurm, HS. "Appropriateness and Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention at Top-Ranked and Nonranked Hospitals in the United States." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 11, no. 4 (February 2018): 342-350.

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29471947
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Chung, MJ, Hansen, JD, Schulteis, RD, Boggan, JC, Jones, WS, Povsic, TJ, Roberts, S, Krucoff, MW, and Rao, SV. "Understanding operator stent choice in the catheterization laboratory using a pre-procedure survey: Opportunities for quality improvement." Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions 18, no. 8 (December 2017): 588-591.

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28529095
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Paul, TK, Bhatheja, S, Panchal, HB, Zheng, S, Banerjee, S, Rao, SV, Guzman, L, Beohar, N, Zhao, D, Mehran, R, and Mukherjee, D. "Outcomes of Saphenous Vein Graft Intervention With and Without Embolic Protection Device: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis." Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions 10, no. 12 (December 2017).

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Damluji, AA, Nelson, DW, Valgimigli, M, Windecker, S, Byrne, RA, Cohen, F, Patel, T, Brilakis, ES, Banerjee, S, Mayol, J, Cantor, WJ, Alfonso, CE, Rao, SV, Moscucci, M, and Cohen, MG. "Transfemoral Approach for Coronary Angiography and Intervention: A Collaboration of International Cardiovascular Societies." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 10, no. 22 (November 2017): 2269-2279.

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29169496
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Rao, SV, and Dharma, S. "25 Years of Transradial Intervention: Looking Back and Anticipating What Is Ahead." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 10, no. 22 (November 2017): 2266-2268.

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Din, JN, Snow, TM, Rao, SV, Klinke, WP, Nadra, IJ, Della Siega, A, and Robinson, SD. "Variation in practice and concordance with guideline criteria for length of stay after elective percutaneous coronary intervention." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 90, no. 5 (November 2017): 715-722.

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28371209
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Brilakis, ES, Banerjee, S, Edson, R, Shunk, K, Goldman, S, Holmes, DR, Bhatt, DL, Rao, SV, Smith, MW, Sather, M, Colling, C, Kar, B, Nielsen, L, Conner, T, Wagner, T, Rangan, BV, Ventura, B, Lu, Y, Holodniy, M, and Shih, M-C. "Rationale and design of the Drug-Eluting Stents vs Bare-Metal Stents in Saphenous Vein Graft Angioplasty (DIVA) Trial." Clinical cardiology 40, no. 11 (November 2017): 946-954.

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Shlofmitz, E, Martinsen, BJ, Lee, M, Rao, SV, Généreux, P, Higgins, J, Chambers, JW, Kirtane, AJ, Brilakis, ES, Kandzari, DE, Sharma, SK, and Shlofmitz, R. "Orbital atherectomy for the treatment of severely calcified coronary lesions: evidence, technique, and best practices." Expert review of medical devices 14, no. 11 (November 2017): 867-879.

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28945162
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Valle, JA, Kaltenbach, LA, Bradley, SM, Yeh, RW, Rao, SV, Gurm, HS, Armstrong, EJ, Messenger, JC, and Waldo, SW. "Variation in the Adoption of Transradial Access for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the NCDR CathPCI Registry." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 10, no. 22 (November 2017): 2242-2254.

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29102582
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