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October 24-25, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Nkurunziza Armand

Speaker at Cardiology Conference 2019- Nkurunziza Armand
Nkurunziza Armand
Burundian society of Cardiology, Burundi
Title : Risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in the population participating in heart day 2018 activities organized by the Burundian society of Cardiology, Bujumbura


Cardio-vascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world: more people die each year from cardiovascular disease than from any other cause. An estimated 17.7 million died from cardiovascular disease, or 31% of total global mortality. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million are due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million to stroke.
Method: Our study included 445 people who volunteered for the screening of risk factors for cardiovascular disease that was organized by the Burundian Society of Cardiology on September 29, 2018 for the celebration of the International Heart Day 2018 in Bujumbura.
Results: Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases found were 52.14% high blood pressure; hyperglycemia at 12.15%; the CVD history in the family of participants at 40.45%; Obesity at 11.2%; overweight at 34%; sedentary lifestyle at 8.76%; smoking at 11.01%; alcoholism at 31.24% and waist circumference increased at a rate of 45.62%.
Conclusion: Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases remain a reality at increased rates, which requires awareness and the implementation of preventive and therapeutic measures on risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

Audience take away: 

This research shows that cardiovascular risk factors remain a reality in our countries this will allow to have a new approach in the fight against these risk factors by insisting on the prevention this research gives an idea on the cardiovascular diseases in Burundi more precisely in the city of Bujumbura, it will also serve as a reference in decision making based on the evidence.


Armand Nkurunziza is a Burundian medical student at University of Ngozi in 6th year where I’m the General Delegate of the medicine faculty since 29th December2016, I’m a volunteer at Burundian society of Cardiology (Société Burundaise de Cardiologie) since 2018, and I’m the president of Club Vision Santé (CVS) since august 2018, I have been the first person to introduce Hackathon medtech in Burundi.