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, Michela, Usman Baber, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, William Weintraub, Sunil V. Rao, Birgit Vogel, et al. “Use of prasugrel and clinical outcomes in African-American patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndromes..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 94, no. 1 (July 1, 2019): 53–60. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28033.

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30656812
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Ge, Zhen, Usman Baber, Bimmer E. Claessen, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Rishi Chandiramani, Shawn X. Li, Samantha Sartori, et al. “Associations between use of prasugrel vs clopidogrel and outcomes by type of acute coronary syndrome: an analysis from the PROMETHEUS registry..” J Thromb Thrombolysis 48, no. 1 (July 2019): 42–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11239-019-01842-9.

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30924052
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Gutierrez, J Antonio, Deepak L. Bhatt, Subhash Banerjee, Thomas J. Glorioso, Kevin P. Josey, Rajesh V. Swaminathan, Thomas M. Maddox, et al. “Risk of obstructive coronary artery disease and major adverse cardiac events in patients with noncoronary atherosclerosis: Insights from the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking (CART) Program..” Am Heart J 213 (July 2019): 47–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.04.004.

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31102799
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Shroff, Adhir R., Christopher Fernandez, Mladen I. Vidovich, Sunil V. Rao, Michael Cowley, Olivier F. Bertrand, Tejas M. Patel, and Samir B. Pancholy. “Contemporary transradial access practices: Results of the second international survey..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 93, no. 7 (June 1, 2019): 1276–87. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27989.

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30456913
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Shah, Rahman, Babar Khan, Samuel B. Latham, Sajjad A. Khan, and Sunil V. Rao. “A Meta-Analysis of Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in the Context of Contemporary Preventive Strategies..” Am J Med, May 31, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.05.015.

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31153866
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Shah, Rahman, Sunil V. Rao, and David E. Kandzari. “Quantifying the Treatment Effect of Drug-Eluting Stents Optimized for Biocompatibility vs Bare-Metal Stents With a Single Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy-Reply..” Jama Cardiol 4, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): 494–95. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2019.0556.

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30916718
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Rymer, Jennifer A., Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Ajar Kochar, Connie N. Hess, Ian C. Gilchrist, John C. Messenger, Robert A. Harrington, et al. “Comparison of Rates of Bleeding and Vascular Complications Before, During, and After Trial Enrollment in the SAFE-PCI Trial for Women..” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 5 (May 2019). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.007086.

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31014090
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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Grace H. Tabada, Andrew Artz, Stanley Schrier, Sunil V. Rao, Huiman X. Barnhart, et al. “Incident Anemia in Older Adults with Heart Failure Rate, Etiology, and Association with Outcomes..” Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes, March 7, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjqcco/qcz010.

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