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

Fudim, M, Cerbin, LP, Devaraj, S, Ajam, T, Rao, SV, and Kamalesh, M. "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Failure in Men Within the Veteran Affairs Health System." The American Journal of Cardiology 122, no. 2 (July 2018): 275-278.

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29731118
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Kwok, CS, Rao, SV, Gilchrist, I, Martinez, SC, Al Ayoubi, F, Potts, J, Rashid, M, Kontopantelis, E, Myint, PK, and Mamas, MA. "Relation Between Age and Unplanned Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Findings from the Nationwide Readmission Database)." The American Journal of Cardiology 122, no. 2 (July 2018): 220-228.

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29861049
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Rao, SV. "The Future of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions: Changing, Creating, and Maturing." Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions 11, no. 7 (July 2018): e007115-null.

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30002091
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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 (June 11, 2018).

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30030065
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Carson, JL, Stanworth, SJ, Alexander, JH, Roubinian, N, Fergusson, DA, Triulzi, DJ, Goodman, SG, Rao, SV, Doree, C, and Hebert, PC. "Clinical trials evaluating red blood cell transfusion thresholds: An updated systematic review and with additional focus on patients with cardiovascular disease." American Heart Journal 200 (June 2018): 96-101.

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29898855
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Seto, AH, Shroff, A, Abu-Fadel, M, Blankenship, JC, Boudoulas, KD, Cigarroa, JE, Dehmer, GJ, Feldman, DN, Kolansky, DM, Lata, K, Swaminathan, RV, and Rao, SV. "Length of stay following percutaneous coronary intervention: An expert consensus document update from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (April 24, 2018).

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29691963
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Garg, A, Garg, L, Agarwal, M, Rout, A, Raheja, H, Agrawal, S, Rao, SV, and Cohen, M. "Routine Invasive Versus Selective Invasive Strategy in Elderly Patients Older Than 75 Years With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Mayo Clinic Proceedings 93, no. 4 (April 2018): 436-444.

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29439831
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Kwok, CS, Rao, SV, Potts, JE, Kontopantelis, E, Rashid, M, Kinnaird, T, Curzen, N, Nolan, J, Bagur, R, and Mamas, MA. "Burden of 30-Day Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in 833,344 Patients in the United States: Predictors, Causes, and Cost: Insights From the Nationwide Readmission Database." Jacc. Cardiovascular Interventions 11, no. 7 (April 2018): 665-674.

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29622145
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Rymer, JA, and Rao, SV. "Anemia and coronary artery disease: pathophysiology, prognosis, and treatment." Coronary Artery Disease 29, no. 2 (March 2018): 161-167.

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29280914
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Nelson, DW, Damluji, AA, Patel, N, Valgimigli, M, Windecker, S, Byrne, R, Nolan, J, Patel, T, Brilakis, E, Banerjee, S, Mayol, J, Cantor, WJ, Alfonso, CE, Rao, SV, Moscucci, M, and Cohen, MG. "Influence of operator experience and PCI volume on transfemoral access techniques: A collaboration of international cardiovascular societies." Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine : Including Molecular Interventions 19, no. 2 (March 2018): 143-150.

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29331437
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