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

Price, E, Artz, AS, Barnhart, H, Sapp, S, Chelune, G, Ershler, WB, Walston, JD, Gordeuk, VR, Berger, NA, Reuben, D, Prchal, J, Rao, SV, Roy, CN, Supiano, MA, Schrier, SL, and Cohen, HJ. "A prospective randomized wait list control trial of intravenous iron sucrose in older adults with unexplained anemia and serum ferritin 20-200ng/mL." Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases 53, no. 4 (December 1, 2014): 221-230.

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Aggarwal, V, Stanislawski, MA, Maddox, TM, Nallamothu, BK, Grunwald, G, Adams, JC, Ho, PM, Rao, SV, Casserly, IP, Rumsfeld, JS, Brilakis, ES, and Tsai, TT. "Safety and effectiveness of drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein bypass graft percutaneous coronary interventions: insights from the Veterans Affairs CART program." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 64, no. 17 (October 2014): 1825-1836.

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25443706
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Bertrand, OF, and Rao, SV. "Baseline bleeding risk and benefit of transradial PCI: making lemonade out of lemons." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 64, no. 15 (October 2014): 1565-1567.

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25301458
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Gibson, CM, Krucoff, M, Kirtane, AJ, Rao, SV, Mackall, JA, Matthews, R, Saba, S, Waksman, R, and Holmes, D. "Design and rationale of the ANALYZE ST study: a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter ST monitoring study to detect acute coronary syndrome events in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients." American heart journal 168, no. 4 (October 2014): 424-429.e1.

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25262250
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Welsby, IJ, Phillips-Bute, B, Mathew, JP, Newman, MF, Becker, R, Rao, S, Milano, CA, and Stafford-Smith, M. "ABO blood group influences transfusion and survival after cardiac surgery." Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis 38, no. 3 (October 2014): 402-408.

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24935230
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Rao, SV, Hess, CN, Barham, B, Aberle, LH, Anstrom, KJ, Patel, TB, Jorgensen, JP, Mazzaferri, EL, Jolly, SS, Jacobs, A, Newby, LK, Gibson, CM, Kong, DF, Mehran, R, Waksman, R, Gilchrist, IC, McCourt, BJ, Messenger, JC, Peterson, ED, Harrington, RA, and Krucoff, MW. "A registry-based randomized trial comparing radial and femoral approaches in women undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: the SAFE-PCI for Women (Study of Access Site for Enhancement of PCI for Women) trial." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 7, no. 8 (August 2014): 857-867.

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25147030
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Lee, MS, Applegate, B, Rao, SV, Kirtane, AJ, Seto, A, and Stone, GW. "Minimizing femoral artery access complications during percutaneous coronary intervention: A comprehensive review." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 84, no. 1 (July 1, 2014): 62-69. (Review)

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Lee, MS, Applegate, B, Rao, SV, Kirtane, AJ, Seto, A, and Stone, GW. "Minimizing femoral artery access complications during percutaneous coronary intervention: a comprehensive review." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 84, no. 1 (July 2014): 62-69.

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24677734
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Pancholy, SB, and Rao, SV. "Improving outcomes in primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Transradial is worth the time." American heart journal 168, no. 1 (July 2014): 1-3.

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24952852
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Hess, CN, Peterson, ED, Neely, ML, Dai, D, Hillegass, WB, Krucoff, MK, Kutcher, MA, Messenger, JC, Pancholy, SB, Piana, RN, and Rao, S. "The learning curve for transradial percutaneous coronary intervention among operators in the united states: A study from the national cardiovascular data registry." Circulation 129, no. 22 (June 3, 2014): 2277-2286.

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