Type
Crossword
Description

The reaction of the pupils to light Constrict
An irregular hear rhythm Arrhythmia
The correct term for a BP Monitor Sphygmomanometer
The bottom two chambers of the heart Ventricles
The bottom number in a BP reading Diastolic
The top two chambers of the heart Atria
The lack of a heart rhythm or a "flat line" Asystole
High blood pressure hypertension
Low blood pressure Hypotension
The top number in a BP reading Systolic
A slow heart beat below 60 BPM bradycardia
A fast heart beat above 100 BPM Tachycardia
The number of minutes it takes for a heart rate to return to normal after exercise Five
Low BP as a result of standing up quickly Orthostatic
What is Brandie's favorite color? Blue

vital signs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

You must use a stehoscope to measure this pulse apical
absence of breathing apnea
pulse below 60 bradycardia
pulse located on side of the neck carotid
difficult breathing dyspnea
pulse located at top of foot dorsalispedis
pulse located behind the knee popliteal
breathing in inhalation
breathing out exhalation
top number of blood pressure systolic
bottom number of blood pressure diastolic
120/80 is a normal ______ bloodpressure
98.6 is the normal average __________________ temperature
You use this to listen to your heart stethoscope
Pulse located beside wrist radial
60-100 is normal average adult ___________ pulse

Vital Signs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the number of times a pt's heart beats in a min pulse
a heart rate of faster than 100 beats /min tachycardia
a cycle of one inspiration and one exhalation respiration
the top number in the blood pressure reading which indicates the pressure during cardiac contraction systolic
the indication that the heart is beating in an even or uneven pattern rhythm
the measurement of oxygen in arterial blood using infrared tech. pulse oximetry
patient with a fever is called febrile
patient without a fever is called afebrile
blood pressure cuff is also called a syphgmomonometer
inside the area of the elbow is called the antecubital space
blood pressure below normal for a patient hypotension
heartbeat of less than 60 beats/min bradycardia
a 24 hr human clock that sincs with the light of day & dark of night circadian rhythm
pulse rate that requires using a stethoscope apical pulse
the energy a pt uses to breathe effort
bluish discoloration of the skin, showing a lack of oxygen cyanosis
blood pressure above the normal range for a patient is called tachycardia

Cardiovascular Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Heart Rate is measure in beats per minute
The top two chambers of the heart are called atria
How many chambers of the heart are there four
What is the name of a heart specialist Cardiologist
What procedure uses external electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm? Cardioversion
What does SVT stand for? Supraventricular tachycardia
Who performed the first succesful heart surgery? Daniel Williams
blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart arteries
blood vessels that carry blood from the body to the heart veins
vessels which enable the actual exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues capillaries
A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms electrophysiologist
Medical Abbreviation for Wolf-Parkinson White Syndrome WPW

Vital Signs Word Scramble

Type
Word Scramble
Description

apical pulse
vital signs
orthostatic hypotension
orthopnea
brachial pulse
expiration
systolic
eupnea
cheyne-stokes respiration
hypothermia
thermometer
sphygmomanometer
tachypnea
radial pulse
bradycardia
diastolic
hypertension
inspiration
tachycardia
prehypertension
stethoscope
respiration
apnea
dyspnea
hypotension

Vital Signs Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

volume
vital signs
tachypnea
tachycardia
systole
sphygmomanometer
pulse pressure
palpate
orthostatic
idiopathic
febrile
dyspnea
diastole
bradypnea
bradycardia
blood pressure
axillary
auscultate
arrhythmia
apnea
apex
antecubital
afebrile

CARDIOLOGY/VASCULAR CROSSWORD

Type
Crossword
Description

2 words; left atrioventricular valve bicuspidvalve
2 words; right atrioventricular valve tricuspidvalve
2 words; the pacemaker of the heart sinoatrialnode
a condition that is also referred to as the "silent killer" hypertension
recommended diet to manage hypertension DASH
turbulent blood flow that results in blowing, whooshing or rasping sounds that occurs during heartbeat murmur
ECG electrocardiogram
blood pressure below 90/60 hypotension
bluish, purplish discolouration of skin or mucus membranes due to low oxygen saturation cyanosis
2 words; metabolic disorder that causes blood glucose levels to rise diabetesmellitus
low blood potassium levels hypokalemia
deviation form the normal pattern of the heart beat arrhythmia
2 words; life-threatening arrhythmia; diagnosed when there are three or more Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) in a row ventriculartachycardia
2 words; severe derangement of the heart rhythm; ventricular quiver, no pulse ventricularfibrillation
cardiac arrest rhythm with no electrical activity present on ECG; flat line. asystole
antiplatelet agent commonly given at 81mg ASA
gradual thickening of the arterial wall, resulting in a narrow lumen atherosclerosis
excessive level of lipids in plasma hyperlipidemia
out-pouchings or dilations of the blood vessel wall aneurysm
inflammation of the veins due to formation of thrombus DVT
blood vessel that carries deoxygenated blood back to heart; contains one-way valves vein
bandages used for the management of venous ulcers compression
2 words; solution that is commonly used to clean wounds normalsaline
3 words; pain in a limb that is no longer there phantomlimbpain
resting heart rate below 60 beats per minute bradycardia
change of skin in the lower legs that often occurs in patients with venous insufficiency lipodermasclerosis
2 words; enlarged and twisted veins varicoseveins
surgical procedure that widens an artery with the insertion of a stent angioplasty
anticoagulant that is commonly used to prevent the formation of blood clots dalteparin
medical procedure that delivers electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm cardioversion

Blood and Heart Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Fluid portion of blood plasma
oxygen transporting pigment hemoglobin
Another name for WBCs leukocytes
Granules that tak up a stain called eosin eosinophils
What is absence of grandules Agranulocytes
form in bone marrow and mature in lymphoid tissue lymphocytes
large single nucleus monocyte
Frmation of blood cells Hematopoiesis
state of body equilbrium hemostasis
sca enveloping the heart pericardium
Chamber of heart recieving blood from veins Atria
Main artery Aorta
keeps blood flowing 1D semilunar valves
High BP hypertension
changes in walls of large arteries Atherosclerosis
contraction phase systole
period of relaxation diastole
located between atrial and ventricuar chambers AV valves
another name for RBC erythrocytes
increase in number of erythrocytes polycythemia
clot that developes in an unbroken blood vessel Thrombus
glistening sheet lines heart chamber endocardium
another word for heart attack myocardia infarction
"pacemaker" SA node
rapid heart beat tachycardia
slower than normal heart beat bradycardia
abnormal heart sounds haert murmures
volume of blood pumped out by a ventricle stroke volume
slick surface that decreases friction as blood flows through tunica intima
bulky middle layer tunica media
outermost layer composed of connective tissue tunica externa
pressure blood exerts against inner walls f blood vessels blood pressure
narrowing of blood vessels vasoconstriction
abnormal spiky and sharp hemoglobin sickle cell anemia
bundles of cardia muscles twisted myocardium

Circulatory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what is the constriction of coronary ateries that lead to chest pain Angina Pectoris
Blood vessels that connect to arteries and capillaries arterioles
the upper chamber of the heart (receives blood) atrium
smallest blood vessel capillary
what is the volume of blood pumped per minute cardiac output
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR
they carry blood to the heart veins
lower ejecting chamber of heart ventricle
what the nurse feels for on your wrist pulse
i am located between the left atrium and ventrical mitral valve
myocardial infarction heart attack
high blood pressure hypertension
opposite of 12 across Hypotension
the circulation between the heart and lungs pulmonary
circulation of blood in the heart coronary
left AV valve bicuspid
pressure when you are relaxed diastolic
the opposite of diastolic systolic
ECG-Ventrical relaxtion t wave
ECG-atrial contraction P wave

Vital signs and measurements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

without fever Afebrile
pertaining to apex of heart apical
cessation or absence of normal spontaneous breathing apnea
deviation from the normal pattern or rhythm of heartbeat arrhythmia
a form of arteriosclerosis marked by calcium deposits in the arterial linings atherosclerosis
known initial measurement/future measurements compared baseline
slow; regular heartbeat bradycardia
abnormally slow respiratory rate bradypnea
regular pattern of irregular breathing rate cheyne-stokes
lowest amount of pressure exerted during cardiac cycle diastole
labored breathing dyspnea
normal breathing eupnea
fever febrile
fold of mucous membrane frenulum
increased respiratory rate and depth hyperpnea
blood pressure consinstently greater than 140/90mm HG hypertension
ventilation rate is greater than metabolic rate hyperventilation
abnormally low blood pressure hypotension
decrease in respiratory rate with shallow depth of respiration hypoventilation
increase in size,number, or extent increment
space within an artery lumen
device for measuring liquid or gaseous pressure manometer
curvature appearing in liquid upper surface meniscus

Vital Signs Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

vital signs
stethoscope
sphygmomanometer
hypertension
apical
systolic
diastolic
blood pressure
wheezing
apnea
dyspnea
respirations
brachial
radial
tachycardia
pulse
hypothermic
pyrexic
tympanic
thermometer
temperature