Sunil Vadlakonda Rao, MD

Associate 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

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

Wagener, JF, and Rao, SV. "A comparison of radial and femoral access for cardiac catheterization." Trends in cardiovascular medicine 25, no. 8 (November 2015): 707-713. (Review)

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25912254
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Hinohara, TT, and Rao, SV. "Current State of Radial Artery Catheterization in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction." Progress in cardiovascular diseases 58, no. 3 (November 2015): 241-246.

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26206109
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Jennings, HS, Rao, SV, Feldman, DN, Kolansky, DM, Kutcher, MA, Baker, NC, Chambers, CE, Petit, CJ, and Cigarroa, JE. "SCAI core curriculum for adult and pediatric interventional fellowship training in continuous quality assessment and improvement." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 86, no. 3 (September 2015): 422-431.

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25950289
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Vora, AN, and Rao, SV. "Temporal Trends in Bleeding among Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Is It Going Up or Down? Does It Matter?." Cardiology 132, no. 3 (August 8, 2015): 159-162.

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26279286
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Pancholy, SB, Joshi, P, Shah, S, Rao, SV, Bertrand, OF, and Patel, TM. "Effect of Vascular Access Site Choice on Radiation Exposure During Coronary Angiography: The REVERE Trial (Randomized Evaluation of Vascular Entry Site and Radiation Exposure)." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 8, no. 9 (August 2015): 1189-1196.

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26210808
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Hess, CN, Krucoff, MW, Sheng, S, Anstrom, KJ, Barham, WB, Gilchrist, IC, Harrington, RA, Jacobs, AK, Mehran, R, Messenger, JC, Mark, DB, and Rao, SV. "Comparison of quality-of-life measures after radial versus femoral artery access for cardiac catheterization in women: Results of the Study of Access Site for Enhancement of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Women quality-of-life substudy." American heart journal 170, no. 2 (August 2015): 371-379.

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26299236
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Pancholy, SB, Palamaner Subash Shantha, G, Romagnoli, E, Kedev, S, Bernat, I, Rao, SV, Jolly, S, Bertrand, OF, and Patel, TM. "Impact of access site choice on outcomes of patients with cardiogenic shock undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis." American heart journal 170, no. 2 (August 2015): 353-361. (Review)

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26299234
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Brennan, JM, Sketch, MH, Dai, D, Trilesskaya, M, Al-Hejily, W, Rao, SV, Brilakis, E, Messenger, JC, Shaw, RE, Anstrom, KJ, Peterson, ED, and Douglas, PS. "Safety and clinical effectiveness of drug-eluting stents for saphenous vein graft intervention in older individuals: Results from the medicare-linked National Cardiovascular Data Registry(®) CathPCI Registry(®) (2005-2009)." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (July 8, 2015).

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26153480
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Rao, SV, and Blankenship, JC. "SCAI: Enhancing patient care through quality." Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 86, no. 1 (July 2015): 1-2.

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26097052
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Baker, NC, Ansel, GM, Rao, SV, Jolly, SS, Pichard, AD, Steinberg, D, Lipinski, MJ, Escarcega, RO, Minha, S, Lhermusier, T, Magalhães, MA, and Waksman, R. "The choice of arterial access for percutaneous coronary intervention and its impact on outcome: An expert opinion perspective." American heart journal 170, no. 1 (July 2015): 13-22. (Review)

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26093860
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