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

Chung, Matthew J., Jonathan D. Hansen, Ryan D. Schulteis, Joel C. Boggan, W Schuyler Jones, Thomas J. Povsic, Susan Roberts, Mitchell W. Krucoff, and Sunil V. Rao. “Understanding operator stent choice in the catheterization laboratory using a pre-procedure survey: Opportunities for quality improvement..” Cardiovasc Revasc Med 18, no. 8 (December 2017): 588–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2017.05.004.

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28529095
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Paul, Timir K., Samit Bhatheja, Hemang B. Panchal, Shimin Zheng, Subhash Banerjee, Sunil V. Rao, Luis Guzman, et al. “Outcomes of Saphenous Vein Graft Intervention With and Without Embolic Protection Device: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis..” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 12 (December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.117.005538.

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Valle, Javier A., Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Steven M. Bradley, Robert W. Yeh, Sunil V. Rao, Hitinder S. Gurm, Ehrin J. Armstrong, John C. Messenger, and Stephen W. Waldo. “Variation in the Adoption of Transradial Access for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the NCDR CathPCI Registry..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 22 (November 27, 2017): 2242–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2017.07.020.

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Damluji, Abdulla A., Daniel W. Nelson, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert A. Byrne, Fernando Cohen, Tejas Patel, et al. “Transfemoral Approach for Coronary Angiography and Intervention: A Collaboration of International Cardiovascular Societies..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 22 (November 27, 2017): 2269–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2017.08.035.

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29169496
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Rao, Sunil V., and Surya Dharma. “25 Years of Transradial Intervention: Looking Back and Anticipating What Is Ahead..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 10, no. 22 (November 27, 2017): 2266–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2017.08.047.

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29169495
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Fanaroff, Alexander C., Pearl Zakroysky, Daniel Wojdyla, Matthew W. Sherwood, Matthew T. Roe, Tracy Y. Wang, Eric D. Peterson, et al. “Association Between Operator PCI Volume and Long-term Outcomes in Older Adults: A Report From The NCDR CathPCI Registry.” In Circulation, Vol. 136. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Cerbin, Lukasz P., Marat Fudim, Srikant Devaraj, Tarek Ajam, Sunil V. Rao, and Masoor Kamalesh. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Failure Among a Nationwide Sample of US Veterans.” In Circulation, Vol. 136. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Din, Jehangir N., Thomas M. Snow, Sunil V. Rao, W Peter Klinke, Imad J. Nadra, Anthony Della Siega, and Simon D. Robinson. “Variation in practice and concordance with guideline criteria for length of stay after elective percutaneous coronary intervention..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 90, no. 5 (November 1, 2017): 715–22. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.26992.

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28371209
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Brilakis, Emmanouil S., Subhash Banerjee, Robert Edson, Kendrick Shunk, Steven Goldman, David R. Holmes, Deepak L. Bhatt, et al. “Rationale and design of the Drug-Eluting Stents vs Bare-Metal Stents in Saphenous Vein Graft Angioplasty (DIVA) Trial..” Clin Cardiol 40, no. 11 (November 2017): 946–54. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.22763.

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28841230
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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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