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

Vora, Amit N., Maggie Stanislawski, Gary K. Grunwald, Mary E. Plomondon, John S. Rumsfeld, Thomas M. Maddox, Mladen I. Vidovich, et al. “Association Between Chronic Kidney Disease and Rates of Transfusion and Progression to End-Stage Renal Disease in Patients Undergoing Transradial Versus Transfemoral Cardiac Catheterization-An Analysis From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking (CART) Program..” J Am Heart Assoc 6, no. 4 (April 18, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.004819.

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28420645
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Banerjee, Subhash, Dominick J. Angiolillo, William E. Boden, Joseph G. Murphy, Houman Khalili, Ahmed A. Hasan, Robert A. Harrington, and Sunil V. Rao. “Use of Antiplatelet Therapy/DAPT for Post-PCI Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery..” J Am Coll Cardiol 69, no. 14 (April 11, 2017): 1861–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.012.

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28385315
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Doll, Jacob A., Dadi Dai, Matthew T. Roe, John C. Messenger, Matthew W. Sherwood, Abhiram Prasad, Ehtisham Mahmud, et al. “Assessment of Operator Variability in Risk-Standardized Mortality Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report From the NCDR..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 7 (April 10, 2017): 672–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2016.12.019.

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28385404
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Amin, Amit P., Mark Patterson, John A. House, Helmut Giersiefen, John A. Spertus, Dmitri V. Baklanov, Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, et al. “Costs Associated With Access Site and Same-Day Discharge Among Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: An Evaluation of the Current Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Care Pathways in the United States..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 4 (February 27, 2017): 342–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2016.11.049.

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28231901
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Panchal, Hemang B., Ramesh Daggubati, David Zhao, Sunil V. Rao, and Timir Paul. “Polymer-Free Drug-Coated Coronary Stents in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease at High Bleeding Risk..” Curr Cardiol Rep 19, no. 2 (February 2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-017-0819-0.

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28185168
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Dharma, Surya, Sasko Kedev, Tejas Patel, Sunil V. Rao, Olivier F. Bertrand, and Ian C. Gilchrist. “Radial artery diameter does not correlate with body mass index: A duplex ultrasound analysis of 1706 patients undergoing trans-radial catheterization at three experienced radial centers..” Int J Cardiol 228 (February 1, 2017): 169–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.11.145.

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27865181
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Alnasser, Sami M., Akshay Bagai, Sanjit S. Jolly, Warren J. Cantor, Payam Dehghani, Sunil V. Rao, and Asim N. Cheema. “Transradial approach for coronary angiography and intervention in the elderly: A meta-analysis of 777,841 patients..” Int J Cardiol 228 (February 1, 2017): 45–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.11.207.

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27863361
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