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

Xenogiannis, Iosif, Marco Zenati, Deepak L. Bhatt, Sunil V. Rao, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Steven Goldman, Kendrick A. Shunk, et al. “Saphenous Vein Graft Failure: From Pathophysiology to Prevention and Treatment Strategies.” Circulation 144, no. 9 (August 31, 2021): 728–45. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.052163.

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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, August 23, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-021-00598-1.

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Naidu, Srihari S., Suzanne J. Baron, Marvin H. Eng, Shyam K. Sathanandam, David A. Zidar, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Frank F. Ing, et al. “Hot topics in interventional cardiology: Proceedings from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions (SCAI) 2021 think tank.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, August 16, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.29898.

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Bradley, Steven M., Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Katelyn Xiang, Amit P. Amin, Paul L. Hess, Thomas M. Maddox, Anil Poulose, et al. “Trends in Use and Outcomes of Same-Day Discharge Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 15 (August 9, 2021): 1655–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.05.043.

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Bangalore, Sripal, Gregory W. Barsness, George D. Dangas, Morton J. Kern, Sunil V. Rao, Linda Shore-Lesserson, and Jacqueline E. Tamis-Holland. “Evidence-Based Practices in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.” Circulation 144, no. 5 (August 3, 2021): e107–19. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000996.

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Rizik, David G., Sunil V. Rao, Gregg W. Stone, Robert F. Burke, James B. Hermiller, and William W. O’Neill. “Re-instituting a live cardiology meeting without symptomatic COVID-19 transmission.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 98, no. 2 (August 1, 2021): 295–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.29748.

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Gutierrez, J Antonio, Marc D. Samsky, Ryan D. Schulteis, Lin Gu, Rajesh V. Swaminathan, Aaron W. Aday, and Sunil V. Rao. “Venous thromboembolism among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals.” Am Heart J 237 (July 2021): 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.03.010.

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Amin, Amit P., Sunil V. Rao, Arnold H. Seto, Manoj Thangam, Richard G. Bach, Samir Pancholy, Ian C. Gilchrist, et al. “Transradial Access for High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Implications of the Risk-Treatment Paradox.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 7 (July 2021): e009328. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.120.009328.

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Marquis-Gravel, Guillaume, Philip Urban, Samuel Copt, Davide Capodanno, Stuart J. Pocock, Sara Sadozai Slama, Hans-Peter Stoll, et al. “Drug-coated stents versus bare metal stents in Academic Research Consortium-defined high bleeding risk patients.” Eurointervention 17, no. 3 (June 25, 2021): 240–47. https://doi.org/10.4244/EIJ-D-20-00749.

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