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

Schulman-Marcus, J, Feldman, DN, Rao, SV, Prasad, A, McCoy, L, Garratt, K, Kim, LK, Minutello, RM, Wong, SC, Vora, AN, Singh, HS, Wojdyla, D, Mohsen, A, Bergman, G, and Swaminathan, RV. "Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization Before Noncardiac Surgery: A Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry." JAMA internal medicine 176, no. 5 (May 2016): 611-618.

PMID
27018942
Full Text

Brilakis, ES, O'Donnell, CI, Penny, W, Armstrong, EJ, Tsai, T, Maddox, TM, Plomondon, ME, Banerjee, S, Rao, SV, Garcia, S, Nallamothu, B, Shunk, KA, Mavromatis, K, Grunwald, GK, and Bhatt, DL. "Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Native Coronary Arteries Versus Bypass Grafts in Patients With Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 9, no. 9 (May 2016): 884-893.

PMID
27085582
Scholars@Duke

Fanaroff, AC, and Rao, SV. "Antiplatelet Therapy in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." Interventional Cardiology Clinics 5, no. 2 (April 2016): 221-237.

Full Text

Barria Perez, AE, Rao, SV, Jolly, SJ, Pancholy, SB, Plourde, G, Rimac, G, Poirier, Y, Costerousse, O, and Bertrand, OF. "Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bivalirudin Versus Heparin on Myocardial Ischemic and Bleeding Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." The American journal of cardiology 117, no. 8 (April 2016): 1256-1266.

PMID
26899489
Scholars@Duke

Vora, AN, Peterson, ED, McCoy, LA, Garratt, KN, Kutcher, MA, Marso, SP, Roe, MT, Messenger, JC, and Rao, SV. "The Impact of Bleeding Avoidance Strategies on Hospital-Level Variation in Bleeding Rates Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry." JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 9, no. 8 (April 2016): 771-779.

PMID
27101904
Scholars@Duke

Cohen, HJ, Walston, JD, Rao, SV, Schrier, SL, and Artz, A. "Renal Toxicity Associated with Salsalate in Elderly Adults with Anemia." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 64, no. 4 (April 2016): 898-899. (Letter)

PMID
27100595
Scholars@Duke

Zeymer, U, Rao, SV, and Montalescot, G. "Anticoagulation in coronary intervention." European heart journal (March 5, 2016). (Review)

PMID
26946415
Scholars@Duke

Vora, AN, Dai, D, Gurm, H, Amin, AP, Messenger, JC, Mahmud, E, Mauri, L, Wang, TY, Roe, MT, Curtis, J, Patel, MR, Dauerman, HL, Peterson, ED, and Rao, SV. "Temporal Trends in the Risk Profile of Patients Undergoing Outpatient Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's CathPCI Registry." Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions 9, no. 3 (March 2016): e003070-.

PMID
26957417
Full Text

Wang, TY, McCoy, LA, Bhatt, DL, Rao, SV, Roe, MT, Resnic, FS, Cavender, MA, Messenger, JC, and Peterson, ED. "Multivessel vs culprit-only percutaneous coronary intervention among patients 65 years or older with acute myocardial infarction." American heart journal 172 (February 2016): 9-18.

PMID
26856210
Scholars@Duke

Jolly, SS, Cairns, JA, Yusuf, S, Rokoss, MJ, Gao, P, Meeks, B, Kedev, S, Stankovic, G, Moreno, R, Gershlick, A, Chowdhary, S, Lavi, S, Niemela, K, Bernat, I, Cantor, WJ, Cheema, AN, Steg, PG, Welsh, RC, Sheth, T, Bertrand, OF, Avezum, A, Bhindi, R, Natarajan, MK, Horak, D, Leung, RC, Kassam, S, Rao, SV, El-Omar, M, Mehta, SR, Velianou, JL, Pancholy, S, and Džavík, V. "Outcomes after thrombus aspiration for ST elevation myocardial infarction: 1-year follow-up of the prospective randomised TOTAL trial." Lancet (London, England) 387, no. 10014 (January 2016): 127-135.

PMID
26474811
Scholars@Duke

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