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

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 (October 25, 2018).

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30391067
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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 (October 23, 2018).

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30351514
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Rymer, JA, and Rao, SV. "Preventing Acute Radial Artery Occlusion: A Battle on Multiple Fronts." Jacc. Cardiovascular Interventions (October 23, 2018).

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30391385
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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 92, no. 4 (October 2018): 717-731.

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29691963
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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 (September 30, 2018).

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30269393
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Lee, MS, Tadwalkar, RV, Fearon, WF, Kirtane, AJ, Patel, AJ, Patel, CB, Ali, Z, and Rao, SV. "Cardiac allograft vasculopathy: A review." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (September 28, 2018).

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30265435
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Mulukutla, SR, Babb, JD, Baran, DA, Boudoulas, KD, Feldman, DN, Hall, SA, Jennings, HS, Kapur, NK, Rao, SV, Reginelli, J, Schussler, JM, Yang, EH, and Cigarroa, JE. "A quality framework for the role of invasive, non-interventional cardiologists in the present-day cardiac catheterization laboratory: A multidisciplinary SCAI/HFSA expert consensus statement." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (September 27, 2018).

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30260064
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Amin, AP, Pinto, D, House, JA, Rao, SV, Spertus, JA, Cohen, MG, Pancholy, S, Salisbury, AC, Mamas, MA, Frogge, N, Singh, J, Lasala, J, Masoudi, FA, Bradley, SM, Wasfy, JH, Maddox, TM, and Kulkarni, H. "Association of Same-Day Discharge After Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States With Costs and Outcomes." Jama Cardiology (September 26, 2018).

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30267035
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Dharma, S, Kedev, S, Patel, T, Gilchrist, IC, and Rao, SV. "The predictors of post-procedural arm pain after transradial approach in 1706 patients underwent transradial catheterization." Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine : Including Molecular Interventions (September 11, 2018).

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30245153
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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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