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

Faggioni, Michela, Usman Baber, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Bimmer E. Claessen, Sunil V. Rao, Birgit Vogel, et al. “Use of prasugrel vs clopidogrel and outcomes in patients with and without diabetes mellitus presenting with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention..” Int J Cardiol 275 (January 15, 2019): 31–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.10.071.

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30391067
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Kwok, Chun Shing, Sunil V. Rao, Ian C. Gilchrist, Jessica Potts, Vinayak Nagaraja, Mark Gunning, James Nolan, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Olivier F. Bertrand, and Mamas A. Mamas. “Relation of Length of Stay to Unplanned Readmissions for Patients Who Undergo Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention..” Am J Cardiol 123, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 33–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.09.028.

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30539746
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Mulukutla, Suresh R., Joseph D. Babb, David A. Baran, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Shelley A. Hall, Henry S. Jennings, et al. “A quality framework for the role of invasive, non-interventional cardiologists in the present-day cardiac catheterization laboratory: A multidisciplinary SCAI/HFSA expert consensus statement..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 92, no. 7 (December 1, 2018): 1356–64. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27841.

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30260064
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Crowley, Anna Lisa, Eric Yow, Dawn Rabineau, Casey Norris, Jennifer White, Melissa A. Daubert, Eric J. Velazquez, et al. “The Impact of a Rigorous Quality Program on 3D Echocardiography Data Quality in an International Multisite Randomized Trial..” In Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging, 11:1918–20, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.05.024.

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30121272
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Lee, Michael S., Rigved V. Tadwalkar, William F. Fearon, Ajay J. Kirtane, Amisha J. Patel, Chetan B. Patel, Ziad Ali, and Sunil V. Rao. “Cardiac allograft vasculopathy: A review..” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 92, no. 7 (December 2018): E527–36. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27893.

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30265435
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Dharma, Surya, Sasko Kedev, Tejas Patel, Sunil V. Rao, and Ian C. Gilchrist. “Different Spasmolytic Regimens (Nitroglycerin vs Verapamil) and the Incidence of Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Catheterization..” J Invasive Cardiol 30, no. 12 (December 2018): 461–64.

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30504515
Scholars@Duke

Moghaddam, Nima, Graham C. Wong, John A. Cairns, Shaun G. Goodman, Michele Perry-Arnesen, Wendy Tocher, Martha Mackay, et al. “Association of Anemia With Outcomes Among ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients Receiving Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention..” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 11, no. 12 (December 2018). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.007175.

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30562086
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Hu, Peter T., W Schuyler Jones, Thomas J. Glorioso, Anna E. Barón, Gary K. Grunwald, Stephen W. Waldo, Thomas M. Maddox, Mladen Vidovich, Subhash Banerjee, and Sunil V. Rao. “Predictors and Outcomes of Staged Versus One-Time Multivessel Revascularization in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease: Insights From the VA CART Program..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 11, no. 22 (November 26, 2018): 2265–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2018.07.055.

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30466824
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