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

Rao, Sunil V., and Jonathan S. Stamler. “Erythropoietin, anemia, and orthostatic hypotension: the evidence mounts..” Clin Auton Res 12, no. 3 (June 2002): 141–43.

PMID
12269543
Scholars@Duke

McGuire, D. K., S. V. Rao, P. J. Joski, G. W. Barsness, E. D. Peterson, J. G. Jollis, M. N. Feinglos, and C. B. Granger. “Diabetes is associated with a higher risk of death than is prior myocardial infarction in the setting of coronary disease: Results from the Duke cardiovascular database.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 39, no. 5 (March 6, 2002): 329A-329A.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, S. V., P. Kaul, K. Newby, R. A. Harrington, D. B. Mark, and E. D. Peterson. “Influence of poverty on process of care and outcome in acute coronary syndromes.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 39, no. 5 (March 6, 2002): 435A-435A.

Scholars@Duke

Kandzari, David E., Joseph Kay, J Conor O’Shea, Benjamin H. Trichon, Mark Donahue, Lawrence Liao, and Sunil V. Rao. “Highlights from the American Heart Association annual scientific sessions 2001: November 11 to 14, 2001..” Am Heart J 143, no. 2 (February 2002): 217–28. https://doi.org/10.1067/mhj.2002.121794.

PMID
11835023
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Rao, S. V., and J. G. Jollis. “Quality of care in percutaneous coronary intervention.” Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports 23, no. 3 (January 1, 2002): 165–73.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, S. V., M. Donahue, F. X. Pi-Sunyer, and V. Fuster. “Results of Expert Meetings: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease. Obesity as a risk factor in coronary artery disease..” American Heart Journal 142, no. 6 (December 2001): 1102–7. https://doi.org/10.1067/mhj.2001.119419.

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Rao, S. V., M. Donahue, F. X. Pi-Sunyer, and V. Fuster. “Results of Expert Meetings: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease. Obesity as a risk factor in coronary artery disease..” Am Heart J 142, no. 6 (December 2001): 1102–7. https://doi.org/10.1067/mhj.2001.119419.

PMID
11717619
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Rao, S. V., L. K. Newby, E. M. Ohman, C. B. Granger, V. Hasselblad, B. B. Gibler, and R. Christenson. “Elevated cardiac markers across a spectrum of patients with ACS: Defining the role of isolated troponin or CK-MB elevation.” Circulation 104, no. 17 (October 23, 2001): 708–9.

Scholars@Duke

ENRICHD Investigators, C. A. “Enhancing recovery in coronary heart disease (ENRICHD): baseline characteristics..” Am J Cardiol 88, no. 3 (August 1, 2001): 316–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9149(01)01652-6.

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11472719
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Rao, S. V., and J. G. Jollis. “Reperfusion for acute myocardial infarction: is the future in plastics?.” Mayo Clin Proc 75, no. 10 (October 2000): 991–93. https://doi.org/10.4065/75.10.991.

PMID
11040845
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