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

Smilowitz, Nathaniel R., Aubrey C. Galloway, E Magnus Ohman, Sunil V. Rao, Sripal Bangalore, Stuart D. Katz, and Judith S. Hochman. “Coronary revascularization and circulatory support strategies in patients with myocardial infarction, multi-vessel coronary artery disease, and cardiogenic shock: Insights from an international survey.” Am Heart J 225 (July 2020): 55–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.04.011.

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32474205
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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Jesse K. Fitzpatrick, Grace H. Tabada, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Andrew Artz, Stanley L. Schrier, Sunil V. Rao, et al. “A reduced transferrin saturation is independently associated with excess morbidity and mortality in older adults with heart failure and incident anemia.” Int J Cardiol 309 (June 15, 2020): 95–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.03.020.

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32201101
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Rao, Sunil V., and Zachary K. Wegermann. “Validation of the Academic Research Consortium Definition of High Bleeding Risk: Not Academic Anymore.” J Am Coll Cardiol 75, no. 21 (June 2, 2020): 2723–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.024.

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32466888
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Chandrasekhar, Jaya, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Melissa Aquino, Kamilia Moalem, Annapoorna S. Kini, Sunil V. Rao, et al. “Prasugrel use and clinical outcomes by age among patients undergoing PCI for acute coronary syndrome: from the PROMETHEUS study.” Clin Res Cardiol 109, no. 6 (June 2020): 725–34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00392-019-01561-4.

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31915997
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Osman, Mohammed, Maryam Saleem, Khansa Osman, Babikir Kheiri, Sean Regner, Qais Radaideh, Jason A. Moreland, Sunil V. Rao, and Samir Kapadia. “Radial versus femoral access for percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Trial sequential analysis.” Am Heart J 224 (June 2020): 98–104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.03.014.

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32361279
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Gluckman, Ty J., Lian Wang, Kateri J. Spinelli, John L. Petersen, Paul Huang, Amit Amin, John C. Messenger, and Sunil V. Rao. “Differential Use and Impact of Bleeding Avoidance Strategies on Percutaneous Coronary Intervention-Related Bleeding Stratified by Predicted Risk.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 6 (June 2020): e008702. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008702.

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32527190
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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, May 14, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28991.

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32406995
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Sherwood, Matthew W., Jonathan P. Piccini, DaJuanicia N. Holmes, Karen S. Pieper, Benjamin A. Steinberg, Gregg C. Fonarow, Larry A. Allen, et al. “Outcomes of Cardiac Catheterization in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation on Anticoagulation in Contemporary in Practice: An Analysis of the ORBIT II Registry.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 5 (May 2020): e008274. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008274.

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Asad, Zain Ul Abideen, Safi U. Khan, Amod Amritphale, Adhir Shroff, Kusum Lata, Arnold H. Seto, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Sunil V. Rao, and Mazen Abu-Fadel. “Early vs late discharge in low-risk ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Cardiovasc Revasc Med, May 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2020.04.030.

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32473910
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