Md. Abir Tazim Chowdhury

Md. Abir Tazim Chowdhury

Evercare Hospital Dhaka, Bangladesh

Title: Impact of COVID-19 on Congenital Heart Surgeries & their Early Outcomes: A Single Centre Experience in Bangladesh


COVID-19 has a significant effect on the global health system. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the impact of COVID-19 on congenital cardiac surgery trends and outcomes in a developing country like Bangladesh.The study's objective was to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on congenital heart surgeries & their early outcomes. A retrospective study was carried out between January 2020 and December 2022 at the Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit of Evercare Hospital Dhaka. One hundred sixty-five patients who underwent congenital cardiac surgeries during the study period were reviewed. Preoperative, operative and postoperative data were analysed. The outcome of the patients was assessed through discharge or death, heart block, low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS), prolonged intubation, duration of cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) and hospital stay. The study also finds the influence of COVID-19 on the reduction of congenital cardiac surgical intervention between the pre- COVID-19 and COVID-19 pandemic years.
The presenting paper will represent our surgical practice and outcome concerning congenital cardiac surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dr. Chowdhury completed his MBBS (Hon's in Medicine) from Sylhet University of Science and technology in 2011. Later, in 2020, he completed a Master of Surgery (MS) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka. Dr. Chowdhury trained in different aspects of surgery and had vast working experience at government and private specialized institutes. Currently, he works as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Evercare Hospital Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended 1500+ general surgeries & 2000+ cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery in his little surgical carrier. He believes "A surgeon should respect every tissue of the patient's body during the cut and fix" and "A good surgeon must know how to fix complications of surgeries." Dr. Chowdhury presents scientific papers at several national and international conferences and publishes articles in various national and international reputed journals.