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

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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Mehta, Shamir R., David A. Wood, Robert F. Storey, Roxana Mehran, Kevin R. Bainey, Helen Nguyen, Brandi Meeks, et al. “Complete Revascularization with Multivessel PCI for Myocardial Infarction.” N Engl J Med 381, no. 15 (October 10, 2019): 1411–21. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1907775.

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Ambrosy, Andrew P., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Grace H. Tabada, Andrew Artz, Stanley Schrier, Sunil V. Rao, Huiman X. Barnhart, et al. “Incident anaemia in older adults with heart failure: rate, aetiology, and association with outcomes.” Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes 5, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 361–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjqcco/qcz010.

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Klein, Lloyd W., H Vernon Anderson, and Sunil V. Rao. “Proposed Framework for the Optimal Measurement of Quality Assessment in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.” Jama Cardiol 4, no. 10 (October 1, 2019): 963–64. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2019.3228.

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Mauri, Laura, Gheorghe Doros, Sunil V. Rao, David J. Cohen, Steven Yakubov, John Lasala, S Chiu Wong, James Zidar, and Dean J. Kereiakes. “The OPTIMIZE randomized trial to assess safety and efficacy of the Svelte IDS and RX Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent Systems for the Treatment of atherosclerotic lesions: Trial design and rationale.” Am Heart J 216 (October 2019): 82–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.07.003.

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Faridi, Kamil F., Jennifer A. Rymer, Sunil V. Rao, David Dai, Daniel Wojdyla, Robert W. Yeh, and Tracy Y. Wang. “Ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable coronary artery disease: A report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry.” Am Heart J 216 (October 2019): 53–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.07.004.

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