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

Garg, Aakash, Amit Rout, Abhishek Sharma, Davit Sargsyan, Udaya Tantry, Paul Gurbel, Sunil V. Rao, John B. Kostis, and Marc Cohen. “Safety and efficacy of antiplatelet regimens after percutaneous coronary intervention using drug eluting stents: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis, April 3, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2020.03.018.

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Marquis-Gravel, Guillaume, Michel Zeitouni, Ajar Kochar, W Schuyler Jones, Michael H. Sketch, Sunil V. Rao, Manesh R. Patel, and E Magnus Ohman. “Technical consideration in acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock: A review of antithrombotic and PCI therapies.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 95, no. 5 (April 1, 2020): 924–31. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28455.

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31435999
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Wiper, Andrew, Giovanni Amoroso, Sunil Rao, and James Nolan. “Complex regional pain syndrome: A rare but potentially disabling complication of transradial cardiac catheterization.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 95, no. 5 (April 1, 2020): E140–43. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28357.

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Latif, Faisal, Lauren Uyeda, Robert Edson, Deepak L. Bhatt, Steven Goldman, David R. Holmes, Sunil V. Rao, et al. “Response by Latif et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Stent-Only Versus Adjunctive Balloon Angioplasty Approach for Saphenous Vein Graft Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From DIVA Trial".” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 4 (April 2020): e009174. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.120.009174.

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32279564
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Krucoff, Mitchell W., Philip Urban, Jean-François Tanguay, Thomas McAndrew, Yiran Zhang, Sunil V. Rao, Marie-Claude Morice, et al. “Global Approach to High Bleeding Risk Patients With Polymer-Free Drug-Coated Coronary Stents: The LF II Study.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 4 (April 2020): e008603. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008603.

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Osman, Mohammed, Maryam Saleem, Khansa Osman, Babikir Kheiri, Sean Regner, Qais Radaideh, Jason A. Moreland, Sunil V. Rao, and Samir Kapadia. “Radial versus femoral access for percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Trial sequential analysis.” Am Heart J 224 (March 19, 2020): 98–104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.03.014.

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Kheiri, Babikir, Sunil V. Rao, Mohammed Osman, Timothy F. Simpson, Mahmoud Barbarawi, Yazan Zayed, Harsukh N. Dhillon, et al. “Meta-analysis of bivalirudin versus heparin in transradial coronary interventions.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, February 24, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28800.

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Amin, Amit P., John A. Spertus, Hemant Kulkarni, Christian McNeely, Sunil V. Rao, Duane Pinto, John A. House, et al. “Improving Care Pathways for Acute Coronary Syndrome: Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.” Am J Cardiol 125, no. 3 (February 1, 2020): 354–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.10.019.

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Shroff, Adhir R., Rajiv Gulati, Douglas E. Drachman, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Ian C. Gilchrist, Prashant Kaul, Kusum Lata, et al. “SCAI expert consensus statement update on best practices for transradial angiography and intervention.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 95, no. 2 (February 2020): 245–52. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28672.

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Latif, Faisal, Lauren Uyeda, Robert Edson, Deepak L. Bhatt, Steven Goldman, David R. Holmes, Sunil V. Rao, et al. “Stent-Only Versus Adjunctive Balloon Angioplasty Approach for Saphenous Vein Graft Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From DIVA Trial.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 2 (February 2020): e008494. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008494.

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32019343
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