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

Shlofmitz, Evan, Brad J. Martinsen, Michael Lee, Sunil V. Rao, Philippe Généreux, Joe Higgins, Jeffrey W. Chambers, et al. “Orbital atherectomy for the treatment of severely calcified coronary lesions: evidence, technique, and best practices..” Expert Rev Med Devices 14, no. 11 (November 2017): 867–79. https://doi.org/10.1080/17434440.2017.1384695.

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28945162
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Mamas, Mamas A., and Sunil V. Rao. “Editorial: Navigating the rough seas of anemia; caught between the devil and the deep blue sea..” J Interv Cardiol 30, no. 5 (October 2017): 500–501. https://doi.org/10.1111/joic.12411.

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28971537
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Yeh, Robert W., Ajay J. Kirtane, and Sunil V. Rao. “Incentivizing Transradial Access for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention While Maintaining Timely Reperfusion..” Jama Cardiol 2, no. 10 (October 1, 2017): 1057–58. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2017.2348.

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28813548
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Bazemore, Taylor C., Michael G. Nanna, and Sunil V. Rao. “Benefits and risks of P2Y12 inhibitor preloading in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina..” J Thromb Thrombolysis 44, no. 3 (October 2017): 303–15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11239-017-1529-6.

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28730406
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Essandoh, Michael, Adam A. Dalia, Mazen Albaghdadi, Barry George, Nicoleta Stoicea, Muhammad Shabsigh, and Sunil V. Rao. “Perioperative Management of Dual-Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With New-Generation Drug-Eluting Metallic Stents and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery..” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 31, no. 5 (October 2017): 1857–64. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2017.04.046.

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28826683
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Kobayashi, Taisei, Thomas J. Glorioso, Ehrin J. Armstrong, Thomas M. Maddox, Mary E. Plomondon, Gary K. Grunwald, Steven M. Bradley, et al. “Comparative Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Among Black and White Patients Treated at US Veterans Affairs Hospitals..” Jama Cardiol 2, no. 9 (September 1, 2017): 967–75. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2017.2180.

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28724126
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Vora, Amit N., Tracy Y. Wang, Shuang Li, Karen Chiswell, Connie Hess, Renato D. Lopes, Sunil V. Rao, and Eric D. Peterson. “Selection of Stent Type in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Presenting With Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Analysis From the ACTION (Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network) Registry-Get With the Guidelines..” J Am Heart Assoc 6, no. 8 (August 21, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.005280.

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28862960
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Aminian, Adel, Shigeru Saito, Akihiko Takahashi, Ivo Bernat, Robert Lee Jobe, Takashi Kajiya, Ian C. Gilchrist, et al. “Comparison of a new slender 6 Fr sheath with a standard 5 Fr sheath for transradial coronary angiography and intervention: RAP and BEAT (Radial Artery Patency and Bleeding, Efficacy, Adverse evenT), a randomised multicentre trial..” Eurointervention 13, no. 5 (August 4, 2017): e549–56. https://doi.org/10.4244/EIJ-D-16-00816.

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Shah, Rahman, Khalid Matin, Kelly C. Rogers, and Sunil V. Rao. “Effect of post-primary percutaneous coronary intervention bivalirudin infusion on net adverse clinical events and mortality: A comprehensive pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 90, no. 2 (August 1, 2017): 196–204. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.26859.

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27862911
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Doll, Jacob A., Robert Overton, Manesh R. Patel, Sunil V. Rao, Michael H. Sketch, J Kevin Harrison, and James E. Tcheng. “Morbidity and Mortality Conference for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention..” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 10, no. 8 (August 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.116.003538.

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28798015
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