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

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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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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29169495
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Essandoh, M, Dalia, AA, Albaghdadi, M, George, B, Stoicea, N, Shabsigh, M, and Rao, SV. "Perioperative Management of Dual-Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With New-Generation Drug-Eluting Metallic Stents and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery." Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 31, no. 5 (October 2017): 1857-1864. (Review)

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28826683
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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 (August 25, 2017).

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28841230
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Vora, AN, Wang, TY, Li, S, Chiswell, K, Hess, C, Lopes, RD, Rao, SV, and Peterson, ED. "Selection of Stent Type in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Presenting With Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Analysis From the ACTION (Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network) Registry-Get With the Guidelines." Journal of the American Heart Association 6, no. 8 (August 21, 2017).

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28862960
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Shah, R, Matin, K, Rogers, KC, and Rao, SV. "Effect of post-primary percutaneous coronary intervention bivalirudin infusion on net adverse clinical events and mortality: A comprehensive pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 90, no. 2 (August 2017): 196-204.

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27862911
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Doll, JA, Overton, R, Patel, MR, Rao, SV, Sketch, MH, Harrison, JK, and Tcheng, JE. "Morbidity and Mortality Conference for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 10, no. 8 (August 2017).

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28798015
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Aminian, A, Saito, S, Takahashi, A, Bernat, I, Jobe, R, Kajiya, T, Gilchrist, I, Louvard, Y, Kiemeneij, F, Van Royen, N, Yamazaki, S, Matsukage, T, and Rao, S. "Comparison of a new slender 6 Fr sheath with a standard 5 Fr sheath for transradial coronary angiography and intervention: RAP and BEAT (Radial Artery Patency and Bleeding, Efficacy, Adverse evenT), a randomised multicentre trial." EuroIntervention 13, no. 5 (August 2017): e549-e556.

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Rao, SV. "Complete Coronary Revascularization: The End Justifies the Means, as Long as Something Justifies the End." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 10, no. 14 (July 2017): 1425-1427.

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28728655
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Waldo, SW, O'Donnell, CI, Prouse, A, Plomondon, ME, Rao, SV, Maddox, TM, Ho, PM, and Armstrong, EJ. "Incidence, procedural management, and clinical outcomes of coronary in-stent restenosis: Insights from the National VA CART Program." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (June 28, 2017).

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28657149
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