Md Abir Tazim ChowdhuryEvercare 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 analyzed. 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.
Chowdhury is a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon with vast experience in government and private specialized institutes. He completed his MBBS with Honours in Medicine from Sylhet University of Science and Technology in 2011. He later pursued a Master of Surgery (MS) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, in 2020.As a surgeon, Dr. Chowdhury has attended over 1500 general surgeries and more than 2000 cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeries. He believes in respecting every tissue of the patient's body during the cut and fix and emphasizes the importance of being able to fix complications of surgeries. Dr. Chowdhury is an accomplished researcher in his field and has published articles in various national and international journals. He also presents scientific papers at several national and international conferences. Dr. Chowdhury's professional standing and reputation are reflected in his membership in various prestigious surgical societies, both nationally and internationally. He works as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Evercare Hospital Dhaka, Bangladesh. His dedication to his profession, expertise, and vast experience makes him a highly sought-after Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon in Bangladesh.