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

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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

Nelson, Daniel W., Abdulla A. Damluji, Nish Patel, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert Byrne, James Nolan, et al. “Influence of operator experience and PCI volume on transfemoral access techniques: A collaboration of international cardiovascular societies..” Cardiovasc Revasc Med 19, no. 2 (March 2018): 143–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2017.12.013.

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29331437
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Zack, Chad J., Sunil V. Rao, Manesh Patel, and William Jones. “CONTEMPORARY NATIONAL TRENDS AND OUTCOMES OF ELDERLY PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING: INSIGHTS FROM THE NATIONAL INPATIENT SAMPLE.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71:A28–A28. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(18)30569-2.

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Gutierrez, Antonio, Deepak Bhatt, Subhash Banerjee, Thomas Glorioso, Meg Plomondon, Rajesh Swaminathan, Thomas M. Maddox, et al. “RISK OF OBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND MAJOR ADVERSE CARDIAC EVENTS IN PATIENTS WITH NON-CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS: INSIGHTS FROM THE VETERANS AFFAIRS CLINICAL ASSESSMENT, REPORTING AND TRACKING (CART) PROGRAM.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71:A2029–A2029. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(18)32570-1.

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Sherwood, Matthew William, Jonathan Piccini, DaJuanicia Holmes, Karen Pieper, Gregg C. Fonarow, Peter Kowey, Bernard Gersh, Kenneth Mahaffey, Eric D. Peterson, and Sunil V. Rao. “OUTCOMES OF CARDIAC CATH/PCI IN PATIENTS WITH AF: INSIGHTS FROM THE ORBIT II REGISTRY.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71:A1319–A1319. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(18)31860-6.

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Faridi, Kamil, Jennifer Rymer, Sunil V. Rao, Dadi David Dai, Daniel Wojdyla, and Tracy Wang. “AD HOC PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR DATA REGISTRY.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71:A257–A257. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(18)30798-8.

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Hu, Peter, Schuyler Jones, Thomas Glorioso, Anna Baron, Gary Grunwald, Stephen Waldo, Thomas M. Maddox, Mladen Vidovich, Subhash Banerjee, and Sunil V. Rao. “PREDICTORS AND OUTCOMES OF STAGED VERSUS ONE-TIME COMPLETE REVASCULARIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIVESSEL CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: INSIGHTS FROM THE VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) CLINICAL ASSESSMENT, REPORTING, AND TRACKING (CART) PROGRAM.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71:A1106–A1106. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(18)31647-4.

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Rymer, Jennifer, Lisa Kaltenbach, Ajar Kochar, Connie Hess, Mitchell Krucoff, Ian Gilchrist, John Messenger, et al. “COMPARISON OF RATES OF BLEEDING AND VASCULAR COMPLICATIONS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER TRIAL ENROLLMENT IN THE SAFE-PCI TRIAL FOR WOMEN.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71:A1159–A1159. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(18)31700-5.

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Sukul, Devraj, Deepak L. Bhatt, Milan Seth, Pearl Zakroysky, Daniel Wojdyla, John S. Rumsfeld, Tracy Wang, Sunil V. Rao, and Hitinder S. Gurm. “Appropriateness and Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention at Top-Ranked and Nonranked Hospitals in the United States..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 11, no. 4 (February 26, 2018): 342–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2017.10.042.

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29471947
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Waldo, Stephen W., Colin I. O’Donnell, Andrew Prouse, Mary E. Plomondon, Sunil V. Rao, Thomas M. Maddox, P Michael Ho, and Ehrin J. Armstrong. “Incidence, procedural management, and clinical outcomes of coronary in-stent restenosis: Insights from the National VA CART Program..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 91, no. 3 (February 15, 2018): 425–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27161.

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28657149
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