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

Garg, Aakash, Sunil V. Rao, Sahil Agrawal, Kleanthis Theodoropoulos, Marco Mennuni, Abhishek Sharma, Lohit Garg, et al. “Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Drug-Eluting Stents Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Left Main Coronary Artery Disease..” Am J Cardiol 119, no. 12 (June 15, 2017): 1942–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.03.019.

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28433215
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Jovin, Ion S., Rachit M. Shah, Dhavalkumar B. Patel, Sunil V. Rao, Dmitri V. Baklanov, Issam Moussa, Kevin F. Kennedy, et al. “Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Via Radial Access Anticoagulated With Bivalirudin Versus Heparin: A Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 11 (June 12, 2017): 1102–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2017.03.021.

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28527778
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Garg, Aakash, Sunil V. Rao, Gautam Visveswaran, Sahil Agrawal, Abhishek Sharma, Lohit Garg, Indrajeet Mahata, et al. “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Versus Surgical Valve Replacement in Low-Intermediate Surgical Risk Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Invasive Cardiology 29, no. 6 (June 1, 2017): 208–16.

Scholars@Duke

Baber, Usman, Samantha Sartori, Melissa Aquino, Annapoorna Kini, Samir Kapadia, Sandra Weiss, Craig Strauss, et al. “Use of prasugrel vs clopidogrel and outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in contemporary clinical practice: Results from the PROMETHEUS study..” Am Heart J 188 (June 2017): 73–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2017.02.013.

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28577683
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Garg, Aakash, Sunil V. Rao, Gautam Visveswaran, Sahil Agrawal, Abhishek Sharma, Lohit Garg, Indrajeet Mahata, et al. “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Versus Surgical Valve Replacement in Low-Intermediate Surgical Risk Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis..” J Invasive Cardiol 29, no. 6 (June 2017): 209–16.

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28570236
Scholars@Duke

Andò, G., B. Cortese, F. Russo, M. Rothenbühler, E. Frigoli, G. Gargiulo, C. Briguori, et al. “Acute Kidney Injury After Radial or Femoral Access for Invasive Acute Coronary Syndrome Management: AKI-MATRIX.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 69, no. 21 (May 30, 2017): 2592–2603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.070.

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Roberts, John K., Sunil V. Rao, Linda K. Shaw, Dianne S. Gallup, Oscar C. Marroquin, and Uptal D. Patel. “Comparative Efficacy of Coronary Revascularization Procedures for Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease..” Am J Cardiol 119, no. 9 (May 1, 2017): 1344–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.01.029.

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28318510
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Sekaran, Nishant Krishna, Anna Lisa Crowley, Fernanda Rodrigues de Souza, Elmiro Santos Resende, and Sunil V. Rao. “The Role for Cardiovascular Remodeling in Cardiovascular Outcomes..” Curr Atheroscler Rep 19, no. 5 (May 2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-017-0656-z.

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28357714
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