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

Samsky, Marc, Mitchell Krucoff, Andrew D. Althouse, William T. Abraham, Philip Adamson, Fernando Aguel, Seth Bilazarian, et al. “Clinical and regulatory landscape for cardiogenic shock: A report from the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium ThinkTank on cardiogenic shock..” Am Heart J 219 (January 2020): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.10.006.

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Panetta, Carmelo J., Erin M. Galbraith, Marat Yanavitski, Patrick K. Koller, Binita Shah, Sohah Iqbal, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, Gregory Gordon, and Sunil V. Rao. “Reduced radiation exposure in the cardiac catheterization laboratory with a novel vertical radiation shield..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 95, no. 1 (January 2020): 7–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28629.

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Shroff, Adhir R., Rajiv Gulati, Douglas E. Drachman, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Ian C. Gilchrist, Prashant Kaul, Kusum Lata, et al. “SCAI expert consensus statement update on best practices for transradial angiography and intervention..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, December 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28672.

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Arora, Sameer, Arman Qamar, Puneet Gupta, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Ishit Chauhan, Ashutosh K. Tripathi, Vinamra Y. Sharma, et al. “Design and rationale of the North Indian ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry: A prospective cohort study..” Clin Cardiol 42, no. 12 (December 2019): 1140–46. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.23278.

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Rymer, Jennifer A., Aditya Mandawat, J Dawn Abbott, Mauricio G. Cohen, Justin E. Davies, Ian C. Gilchrist, Sanjit S. Jolly, et al. “Opportunities for enhancing the care of older patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction presenting for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Rationale and design of the SAFE-STEMI for Seniors trial..” Am Heart J 218 (December 2019): 84–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.014.

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Brennan, J Matthew, Lisa Wruck, Michael J. Pencina, Robert M. Clare, Renato D. Lopes, John H. Alexander, Sean O’Brien, et al. “Claims-based cardiovascular outcome identification for clinical research: Results from 7 large randomized cardiovascular clinical trials..” Am Heart J 218 (December 2019): 110–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.002.

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Rymer, Jennifer A., Colin I. O’Donnell, Mary E. Plomondon, Paul L. Hess, Mark Donahue, Paul L. Hebert, Adhir Shroff, et al. “Same-day discharge among patients undergoing elective PCI: Insights from the VA CART Program..” Am Heart J 218 (December 2019): 75–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.003.

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Dharma, Surya, Novi Y. Sari, Anwar Santoso, Renan Sukmawan, and Sunil V. Rao. “Association of plasma pentraxin 3 concentration with angiographic and clinical outcomes in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary angioplasty..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, November 29, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28626.

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Bernat, Ivo, Adel Aminian, Samir Pancholy, Mamas Mamas, Mario Gaudino, James Nolan, Ian C. Gilchrist, et al. “Best Practices for the Prevention of Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Diagnostic Angiography and Intervention: An International Consensus Paper..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 22 (November 25, 2019): 2235–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2019.07.043.

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