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

Shah, Rahman, Sunil V. Rao, Samuel B. Latham, and David E. Kandzari. “Efficacy and Safety of Drug-Eluting Stents Optimized for Biocompatibility vs Bare-Metal Stents With a Single Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy: A Meta-analysis..” Jama Cardiol 3, no. 11 (November 1, 2018): 1050–59. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3551.

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Vora, Amit N., and Sunil V. Rao. “Percutaneous or surgical access for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation..” J Thorac Dis 10, no. Suppl 30 (November 2018): S3595–98. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.09.48.

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Bossard, Matthias, Shahar Lavi, Sunil V. Rao, David J. Cohen, Warren J. Cantor, Kevin R. Bainey, Nicholas Valettas, Sanjit S. Jolly, and Shamir R. Mehta. “Heparin use for diagnostic cardiac catheterization with a radial artery approach: An international survey of practice patterns..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 92, no. 5 (November 1, 2018): 854–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27530.

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Aminian, Adel, Shigeru Saito, Akihiko Takahashi, Ivo Bernat, Robert Lee Jobe, Takashi Kajiya, Ian C. Gilchrist, et al. “Impact of sheath size and hemostasis time on radial artery patency after transradial coronary angiography and intervention in Japanese and non-Japanese patients: A substudy from RAP and BEAT (Radial Artery Patency and Bleeding, Efficacy, Adverse evenT) randomized multicenter trial..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 92, no. 5 (November 1, 2018): 844–51. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27526.

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Amin, Amit P., Duane Pinto, John A. House, Sunil V. Rao, John A. Spertus, Mauricio G. Cohen, Samir Pancholy, et al. “Association of Same-Day Discharge After Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States With Costs and Outcomes..” Jama Cardiol 3, no. 11 (November 1, 2018): 1041–49. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3029.

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Seto, Arnold H., Adhir Shroff, Mazen Abu-Fadel, James C. Blankenship, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, Gregory J. Dehmer, et al. “Length of stay following percutaneous coronary intervention: An expert consensus document update from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 92, no. 4 (October 1, 2018): 717–31. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27637.

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Moussa Pacha, Homam, Fares Alahdab, Yasser Al-Khadra, Amr Idris, Firas Rabbat, Fahed Darmoch, Mohamad Soud, et al. “Ultrasound-guided versus palpation-guided radial artery catheterization in adult population: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials..” Am Heart J 204 (October 2018): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.06.007.

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Jolly, Sanjit S., John A. Cairns, Shahar Lavi, Warren J. Cantor, Ivo Bernat, Asim N. Cheema, Raul Moreno, et al. “Thrombus Aspiration in Patients With High Thrombus Burden in the TOTAL Trial..” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 72, no. 14 (October 2018): 1589–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.07.047.

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Dharma, Surya, Sasko Kedev, Tejas Patel, Ian C. Gilchrist, and Sunil V. Rao. “The predictors of post-procedural arm pain after transradial approach in 1706 patients underwent transradial catheterization..” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine : Including Molecular Interventions, September 11, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2018.09.006.

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Fudim, Marat, Lukasz P. Cerbin, Srikant Devaraj, Tarek Ajam, Sunil V. Rao, and Masoor Kamalesh. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Failure in Men Within the Veteran Affairs Health System..” Am J Cardiol 122, no. 2 (July 15, 2018): 275–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.04.007.

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