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, S. V., K. W. Mahaffey, E. Antman, N. S. Kleiman, J. J. Ferguson, R. M. Califf, R. C. Becker, S. G. Goodman, and P. E. Aylward. “Predictors of major bleeding and transfusion in SYNERGY: Effects of pretreatment variables and treatment assignment.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 45:247A-247A, 2005.

Scholars@Duke

Peterson, E. D., A. Y. Chen, X. Yang, M. T. Roe, S. V. Rao, R. G. Brindis, W. B. Gibler, and E. M. Ohman. “Blood transfusions in patients admitted with Non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: Results from CRUSADE.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 45:232A-232A. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2005.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, S. V., K. O’Grady, K. Pieper, K. Newby, P. W. Armstrong, F. van de Werf, K. W. Mahaffey, R. M. Califf, and R. A. Harrington. “Bleeding among patients with acute coronary syndromes is associated with higher risk of short- and long-term death.” In Circulation, 110:574–574, 2004.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, S. V., R. F. Shaw, R. G. Brindis, L. W. Klein, and E. D. Peterson. “Predictors of drug-eluting stent use in clinical practice: A report from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Disease Registry (ACC-NCDR).” In Circulation, 110:688–688, 2004.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, S. V., R. E. Shaw, E. D. Peterson, L. W. Klein, R. G. Brindis, and W. S. Weintraub. “On- versus off-label use of drug-eluting Stents in clinical practice: from the American College of Cardiology - National Cardiovascular Disease Registry (ACC-NCDR).” In Circulation, 110:688–688, 2004.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, Sunil V., James G. Jollis, Robert A. Harrington, Christopher B. Granger, L Kristin Newby, Paul W. Armstrong, David J. Moliterno, et al. “Relationship of blood transfusion and clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes..” Jama 292, no. 13 (October 6, 2004): 1555–62. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.292.13.1555.

PMID
15467057
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Asher, Craig R., David J. Moliterno, Manjushri V. Bhapkar, Darren K. McGuire, Sunil V. Rao, David R. Holmes, L Kristin Newby, Eric R. Bates, Eric J. Topol, and Eric J. SYMPHONY and 2nd SYMPHONY Investigators. “Association of race with complications and prognosis following acute coronary syndromes..” Am J Cardiol 94, no. 6 (September 15, 2004): 792–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.05.069.

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15374792
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Patel, Manesh R., Trip J. Meine, Jasmina Radeva, Lesley Curtis, Sunil V. Rao, Kevin A. Schulman, and James G. Jollis. “State-mandated continuing medical education and the use of proven therapies in patients with an acute myocardial infarction..” J Am Coll Cardiol 44, no. 1 (July 7, 2004): 192–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2004.03.070.

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15234433
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Rao, Sunil V., Kevin A. Schulman, Lesley H. Curtis, Bernard J. Gersh, and James G. Jollis. “Socioeconomic status and outcome following acute myocardial infarction in elderly patients..” Arch Intern Med 164, no. 10 (May 24, 2004): 1128–33. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.164.10.1128.

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15159271
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