Comparison of Congenital Heart Disease between Neonates Born to Diabetic and Non-diabetic Mothers


  • Manifa Afrin Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Universal Medical College
  • Nazneen Mohal Lima Senior Medical Officer,Bangladesh Institute of Health Science
  • Tania Taher Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics. Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College
  • Mohammad Jamal Abu Nasser Professor & Head, Department of Surgery, Ashiyan Medical College



congenital heart disease, diabetic mother, gestational diabetes, echocardiogram


Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) contributes about one-third of all major congenital anomalies in the world among the neonates, most common in infants of diabetic mothers but incidence is increasing all over the world due to establishing cardiac investigation facilities especially neonatal echocardiogram.

Materials & Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was done in two private hospitals in Dhaka from July ’19 to June ’20. A total of 90 neonates were included from nursery and neonatal intensive care units of both hospitals who were requested for echocardiography as suspected CHD.

Results: In our study 52% mothers had diabetes mellitus (DM) during this conception and remains were normoglycemic. CHD present in 41.11% non-DM & DM mother’s offspring, there was no significant statistical difference among the groups (p=0.535). Gestational age and maternal coexisting diseases caused little impact on CHD in neonates (p <0.1). Regarding neonatal conditions only respiratory distress was significantly associated with CHD at p<0.05 level.

Conclusions: Researcher according to our study diabetes mellitus does not contribute to CHD in neonates. Researcher can focus on other maternal comorbidities and other factors like respiratory distress and cyanosis after birth, which may contribute to CHD in neonates.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2023; 41: 27-32


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How to Cite

Afrin, M. ., Lima, N. M. ., Taher, T. ., & Nasser, M. J. A. . (2022). Comparison of Congenital Heart Disease between Neonates Born to Diabetic and Non-diabetic Mothers. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 41(1), 27–32.



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