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

In Their Words

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

Khan, AA, Panchal, HB, Zaidi, SIM, Papireddy, MR, Mukherjee, D, Cohen, MG, Banerjee, S, Rao, SV, Pancholy, S, and Paul, TK. "Safety and efficacy of radial versus femoral access for rotational Atherectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine : Including Molecular Interventions 20, no. 3 (March 2019): 241-247.

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30030065
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Shah, R, Jovin, IS, Chaudhry, A, Haji, SA, Askari, R, Dennis, MM, Berzingi, C, and Rao, SV. "Safety and efficacy of switching from unfractionated heparin to bivalirudin during primary percutaneous coronary intervention." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 93, no. 2 (February 2019): 241-247.

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30269393
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Ge, Z, Baber, U, Claessen, BE, Farhan, S, Chandrasekhar, J, Li, SX, Sartori, S, Kini, AS, Rao, SV, Weiss, S, Henry, TD, Vogel, B, Sorrentino, S, Faggioni, M, Kapadia, S, Muhlestein, B, Strauss, C, Toma, C, DeFranco, A, Effron, MB, Keller, S, Baker, BA, Pocock, S, Dangas, G, and Mehran, R. "The prevalence, predictors and outcomes of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing PCI, an analysis from the PROMETHEUS registry." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 93, no. 3 (February 2019): E112-E119.

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30351514
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Elmariah, S, Rao, SV, Grines, CL, Garratt, KN, Caputo, RP, Henry, TD, Naidu, SS, And the members of the SCAI 2018 Think Tank Consortium:, , Bhalla, N, Gagliardi, B, and Venditto, J. ""How can SCAI and industry partners increase adherence and educate interventionalists on optimal medical therapy?"." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 93, no. 2 (February 2019): 305-308.

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Secemsky, EA, Ferro, EG, Rao, SV, Kirtane, A, Tamez, H, Zakroysky, P, Wojdyla, D, Bradley, SM, Cohen, DJ, and Yeh, RW. "Association of Physician Variation in Use of Manual Aspiration Thrombectomy With Outcomes Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry." Jama Cardiology 4, no. 2 (February 2019): 110-118.

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30624549
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Rao, SV. "RESPONSE: Establishing a Strong Foundation for Lifelong Learning." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 73, no. 7 (February 2019): 871-872.

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30784679
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Faggioni, M, Baber, U, Chandrasekhar, J, Sartori, S, Weintraub, W, Rao, SV, Vogel, B, Claessen, B, Kini, A, Effron, M, Ge, Z, Keller, S, Strauss, C, Snyder, C, Toma, C, Weiss, S, Aquino, M, Baker, B, Defranco, A, Bansilal, S, Muhlestein, B, Kapadia, S, Pocock, S, Poddar, KL, Henry, TD, and Mehran, R. "Use of prasugrel and clinical outcomes in African-American patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndromes." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (January 17, 2019).

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30656812
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Badjatiya, A, and Rao, SV. "Advances in Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapies for NSTE-ACS." Current Cardiology Reports 21, no. 1 (January 12, 2019): 3-null. (Review)

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Faggioni, M, Baber, U, Chandrasekhar, J, Sartori, S, Claessen, BE, Rao, SV, Vogel, B, Effron, MB, Poddar, K, Farhan, S, Kini, A, Weintraub, W, Toma, C, Sorrentino, S, Weiss, S, Snyder, C, Muhlestein, JB, Kapadia, S, Keller, S, Strauss, C, Aquino, M, Baker, B, Defranco, A, Pocock, S, Henry, T, and Mehran, R. "Use of prasugrel vs clopidogrel and outcomes in patients with and without diabetes mellitus presenting with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention." International Journal of Cardiology 275 (January 2019): 31-35.

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30391067
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Kwok, CS, Rao, SV, Gilchrist, IC, Potts, J, Nagaraja, V, Gunning, M, Nolan, J, Kontopantelis, E, Bertrand, OF, and Mamas, MA. "Relation of Length of Stay to Unplanned Readmissions for Patients Who Undergo Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." The American Journal of Cardiology 123, no. 1 (January 2019): 33-43.

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30539746
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