A 35-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension, asthma and hyperlipidemia presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of syncope preceded by headache. On physical examination, no focal neurologic deficits were found. His vitals at that time showed a blood pressure of 141/82 mmHg, heart rate of 48 BPM, and respiratory rate of 19 BPM. His short ECG showed sinus rhythm and pauses with junctional escape beats and atrial premature contractions. Laboratory investigations were within normal limits. Case was referred to Cardiology for the management of sinus bradycardia, sinoatrial block, and junctional escape. Long term ECG monitoring with SmartHeart showed SA Exit Block, doctor advised frequent follow ups to check with patient symptoms and admitted for 2 days and operated with a transvenous pacemaker. Timely diagnosis and intervention “Could Save a Life”.
Dr. Sowjanya is specialized in Emergency Medicine with an experience of over 15 years spanning across the emergency and critical care practices. She has served as Chief Coordinator of QA Activities through NABH / JCI Accreditations at Continental Hospital and as Full Assessor for NABH and Member of the Association of Physician Leaders, USA.
Dr. Sowjanya has been involved with various professional bodies like the American Heart Association, International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM), American College of Emergency Physicians and many more. She is currently the National Treasurer for Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI), as well as Secretary (SIG) – Gender Specific Issues.
As the CMO at Vigocare, Dr. Sowjanya drives Clinical Research & Product Strategy to drive development of cutting-edge solutions.