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

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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

Don, C. W., B. A. Zwischenberger, P. A. Kurlansky, S. V. Rao, G. Sharma, J. S. Lawton, and J. E. Tamis-Holland. “2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Coronary Artery Revascularization Guidelines for Managing the Nonculprit Artery in STEMI.” Jacc: Case Reports 4, no. 7 (April 6, 2022): 377–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccas.2022.02.003.

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Rao, Sunil V. “RESPONSE: Navigating the Transition From Fellowship to Early Career: "Sink or Swim" to "Lifting All Boats".” J Am Coll Cardiol 79, no. 12 (March 29, 2022): 1218–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.08.080.

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35331418
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Gutierrez, J Antonio, Ruff T. Christian, Aaron W. Aday, Lin Gu, Ryan D. Schulteis, Lu Shihai, Michaela Petrini, et al. “Electronic alerts to initiate anticoagulation dialogue in patients with atrial fibrillation.” Am Heart J 245 (March 2022): 29–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.11.008.

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34808105
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Capodanno, Davide, Deepak L. Bhatt, C Michael Gibson, Stefan James, Takeshi Kimura, Roxana Mehran, Sunil V. Rao, et al. “Bleeding avoidance strategies in percutaneous coronary intervention.” Nat Rev Cardiol 19, no. 2 (February 2022): 117–32. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-021-00598-1.

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34426673
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Nikolakopoulos, Ilias, Evangelia Vemmou, Iosif Xenogiannis, Judit Karacsonyi, Sunil V. Rao, Enrico Romagnoli, Grigorios Tsigkas, et al. “Radial versus femoral access in patients with coronary artery bypass surgery: Frequentist and Bayesian meta-analysis.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 99, no. 2 (February 2022): 462–71. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.30010.

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34779096
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Lawton, J. S., J. E. Tamis-Holland, S. Bangalore, E. R. Bates, T. M. Beckie, J. M. Bischoff, J. A. Bittl, et al. “2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 79, no. 2 (January 18, 2022): 197–215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.09.005.

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Lawton, Jennifer S., Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland, Sripal Bangalore, Eric R. Bates, Theresa M. Beckie, James M. Bischoff, John A. Bittl, et al. “2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” Circulation 145, no. 3 (January 18, 2022): e18–114. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000001038.

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34882435
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Lawton, Jennifer S., Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland, Sripal Bangalore, Eric R. Bates, Theresa M. Beckie, James M. Bischoff, John A. Bittl, et al. “2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” Circulation 145, no. 3 (January 18, 2022): e4–17. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000001039.

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34882436
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Lawton, J. S., J. E. Tamis-Holland, S. Bangalore, E. R. Bates, T. M. Beckie, J. M. Bischoff, J. A. Bittl, et al. “2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 79, no. 2 (January 18, 2022): e21–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.09.006.

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