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

Khan, Abdul Ahad, Hemang B. Panchal, Syed Imran M. Zaidi, Muralidhar R. Papireddy, Debabrata Mukherjee, Mauricio G. Cohen, Subhash Banerjee, Sunil V. Rao, Samir Pancholy, and Timir K. Paul. “Safety and efficacy of radial versus femoral access for rotational Atherectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis..” Cardiovasc Revasc Med 20, no. 3 (March 2019): 241–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2018.06.006.

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30030065
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Shah, Rahman, Ion S. Jovin, Amina Chaudhry, Showkat A. Haji, Raza Askari, Mallie M. Dennis, Chalak Berzingi, and Sunil V. Rao. “Safety and efficacy of switching from unfractionated heparin to bivalirudin during primary percutaneous coronary intervention..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 93, no. 2 (February 1, 2019): 241–47. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27828.

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30269393
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Secemsky, Eric A., Enrico G. Ferro, Sunil V. Rao, Ajay Kirtane, Hector Tamez, Pearl Zakroysky, Daniel Wojdyla, Steven M. Bradley, David J. Cohen, and Robert W. Yeh. “Association of Physician Variation in Use of Manual Aspiration Thrombectomy With Outcomes Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry..” Jama Cardiol 4, no. 2 (February 1, 2019): 110–18. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4472.

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30624549
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Ge, Zhen, Usman Baber, Bimmer E. Claessen, Serdar Farhan, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Shawn X. Li, Samantha Sartori, et al. “The prevalence, predictors and outcomes of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing PCI, an analysis from the PROMETHEUS registry..” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 93, no. 3 (February 2019): E112–19. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27860.

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30351514
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Elmariah, Sammy, Sunil V. Rao, Cindy L. Grines, Kirk N. Garratt, Ronald P. Caputo, Timothy D. Henry, Srihari S. Naidu, et al. “"How can SCAI and industry partners increase adherence and educate interventionalists on optimal medical therapy?".” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 93, no. 2 (February 2019): 305–8. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27911.

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30393971
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Fanaroff, Alexander C., Pearl Zakroysky, Daniel Wojdyla, Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Matthew W. Sherwood, Matthew T. Roe, Tracy Y. Wang, et al. “Relationship Between Operator Volume and Long-Term Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention..” Circulation 139, no. 4 (January 22, 2019): 458–72. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.033325.

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30586696
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