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

Kwok, Chun Shing, Sunil V. Rao, Ian Gilchrist, Sara C. Martinez, Fakhr Al Ayoubi, Jessica Potts, Muhammad Rashid, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Phyo K. Myint, and Mamas A. Mamas. “Relation Between Age and Unplanned Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Findings from the Nationwide Readmission Database)..” Am J Cardiol 122, no. 2 (July 15, 2018): 220–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.03.367.

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29861049
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Swaminathan, Rajesh V., and Sunil V. Rao. “Robotic-assisted transradial diagnostic coronary angiography..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 92, no. 1 (July 2018): 54–57. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27480.

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Carson, Jeffrey L., Simon J. Stanworth, John H. Alexander, Nareg Roubinian, Dean A. Fergusson, Darrell J. Triulzi, Shaun G. Goodman, Sunil V. Rao, Carolyn Doree, and Paul C. Hebert. “Clinical trials evaluating red blood cell transfusion thresholds: An updated systematic review and with additional focus on patients with cardiovascular disease..” Am Heart J 200 (June 2018): 96–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.04.007.

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Brilakis, Emmanouil S., Robert Edson, Deepak L. Bhatt, Steven Goldman, David R. Holmes, Sunil V. Rao, Kendrick Shunk, et al. “Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: a double-blind, randomised trial..” Lancet 391, no. 10134 (May 19, 2018): 1997–2007. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30801-8.

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Kwok, Chun Shing, Sunil V. Rao, Jessica E. Potts, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Muhammad Rashid, Tim Kinnaird, Nick Curzen, James Nolan, Rodrigo Bagur, and Mamas A. Mamas. “Burden of 30-Day Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in 833,344 Patients in the United States: Predictors, Causes, and Cost: Insights From the Nationwide Readmission Database..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 11, no. 7 (April 9, 2018): 665–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2018.01.248.

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Garg, Aakash, Lohit Garg, Manyoo Agarwal, Amit Rout, Hitesh Raheja, Sahil Agrawal, Sunil V. Rao, and Marc Cohen. “Routine Invasive Versus Selective Invasive Strategy in Elderly Patients Older Than 75 Years With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis..” Mayo Clin Proc 93, no. 4 (April 2018): 436–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2017.11.022.

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Gaudino, Mario, Francesco Burzotta, Faisal Bakaeen, Olivier Bertrand, Filippo Crea, Antonino Di Franco, Stephen Fremes, et al. “The Radial Artery for Percutaneous Coronary Procedures or Surgery?.” J Am Coll Cardiol 71, no. 10 (March 13, 2018): 1167–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.01.013.

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Shah, Rahman, Mannu Nayyar, Ion S. Jovin, Abdul Rashid, Beatrix R. Bondy, Tai-Hwang M. Fan, Michael P. Flaherty, and Sunil V. Rao. “Device Closure Versus Medical Therapy Alone for Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis..” Ann Intern Med 168, no. 5 (March 6, 2018): 335–42. https://doi.org/10.7326/M17-2679.

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