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

Sherwood, Matthew W., Katelyn Xiang, Roland Matsouaka, Zhuokai Li, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Amit N. Vora, Alexander Fanaroff, et al. “Incidence, Temporal Trends, and Associated Outcomes of Vascular and Bleeding Complications in Patients Undergoing Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapies Registry.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 1 (January 2020): e008227. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008227.

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Brennan, J Matthew, Lisa Wruck, Michael J. Pencina, Robert M. Clare, Renato D. Lopes, John H. Alexander, Sean O’Brien, et al. “Claims-based cardiovascular outcome identification for clinical research: Results from 7 large randomized cardiovascular clinical trials.” Am Heart J 218 (December 2019): 110–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.002.

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Rymer, Jennifer A., Colin I. O’Donnell, Mary E. Plomondon, Paul L. Hess, Mark Donahue, Paul L. Hebert, Adhir Shroff, et al. “Same-day discharge among patients undergoing elective PCI: Insights from the VA CART Program.” Am Heart J 218 (December 2019): 75–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.003.

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Arora, Sameer, Arman Qamar, Puneet Gupta, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Ishit Chauhan, Ashutosh K. Tripathi, Vinamra Y. Sharma, et al. “Design and rationale of the North Indian ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry: A prospective cohort study.” Clin Cardiol 42, no. 12 (December 2019): 1140–46. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.23278.

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Rymer, Jennifer A., Aditya Mandawat, J Dawn Abbott, Mauricio G. Cohen, Justin E. Davies, Ian C. Gilchrist, Sanjit S. Jolly, et al. “Opportunities for enhancing the care of older patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction presenting for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Rationale and design of the SAFE-STEMI for Seniors trial.” Am Heart J 218 (December 2019): 84–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.09.014.

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Dharma, Surya, Novi Y. Sari, Anwar Santoso, Renan Sukmawan, and Sunil V. Rao. “Association of plasma pentraxin 3 concentration with angiographic and clinical outcomes in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary angioplasty.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, November 29, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28626.

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Bernat, Ivo, Adel Aminian, Samir Pancholy, Mamas Mamas, Mario Gaudino, James Nolan, Ian C. Gilchrist, et al. “Best Practices for the Prevention of Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Diagnostic Angiography and Intervention: An International Consensus Paper.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 22 (November 25, 2019): 2235–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2019.07.043.

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Sullivan, Alexander E., Michael G. Nanna, Sunil V. Rao, Sarah Cantrell, C Michael Gibson, Freek W. A. Verheugt, Eric D. Peterson, et al. “A systematic review of randomized trials comparing double versus triple antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, November 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28535.

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Raza, Sajjad, Salil V. Deo, Ankur Kalra, Aisha Zia, Salah E. Altarabsheh, Vaishali S. Deo, Rami R. Mustafa, et al. “Stability After Initial Decline in Coronary Revascularization Rates in the United States.” Ann Thorac Surg 108, no. 5 (November 2019): 1404–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.080.

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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 132, no. 11 (November 2019): 1295-1304.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.05.015.

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