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

Dharma, Surya, Andi Mahavira, Nur Haryono, Renan Sukmawan, Iwan Dakota, Bambang B. Siswanto, and Sunil V. Rao. “Association of Hyperglycemia and Final TIMI Flow with One-Year Mortality of Patients with Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary PCI.” Int J Angiol 28, no. 3 (September 2019): 182–87. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1691811.

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31452586
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Wegermann, Zachary K., Rajesh V. Swaminathan, and Sunil V. Rao. “Cath Lab Robotics: Paradigm Change in Interventional Cardiology?” Curr Cardiol Rep 21, no. 10 (August 31, 2019): 119. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-019-1218-5.

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31473815
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Urban, Philip, Roxana Mehran, Roisin Colleran, Dominick J. Angiolillo, Robert A. Byrne, Davide Capodanno, Thomas Cuisset, et al. “Defining high bleeding risk in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a consensus document from the Academic Research Consortium for High Bleeding Risk.” Eur Heart J 40, no. 31 (August 14, 2019): 2632–53. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz372.

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31116395
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Shah, Rahman, Samuel B. Latham, Jennifer M. Porta, Arshi Naz, Khalid Matin, and Sunil V. Rao. “Bivalirudin with a post-procedure infusion versus heparin monotherapy for the prevention of stent thrombosis.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 94, no. 2 (August 1, 2019): 210–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28065.

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30636368
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Valle, Javier A., Thomas J. Glorioso, Rory Bricker, Anna E. Barón, Ehrin J. Armstrong, Deepak L. Bhatt, Sunil V. Rao, et al. “Association of Coronary Anatomical Complexity With Clinical Outcomes After Percutaneous or Surgical Revascularization in the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking Program.” Jama Cardiol 4, no. 8 (August 1, 2019): 727–35. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2019.1923.

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31241721
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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.” Cardiovasc Revasc Med 20, no. 8 (August 2019): 674–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2018.09.006.

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30245153
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Young, Michael N., Eric A. Secemsky, Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Farouc A. Jaffer, James A. Grantham, Sunil V. Rao, and Robert W. Yeh. “Examining the Operator Learning Curve for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Chronic Total Occlusions.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 8 (August 2019): e007877. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.007877.

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31416356
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Urban, Philip, Roxana Mehran, Roisin Colleran, Dominick J. Angiolillo, Robert A. Byrne, Davide Capodanno, Thomas Cuisset, et al. “Defining High Bleeding Risk in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.” Circulation 140, no. 3 (July 16, 2019): 240–61. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.040167.

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31116032
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