Type
Crossword
Description

Another term for high blood pressure hypertension
One in every ______ adults has high blood pressure three
Drinking less of this can lower your blood pressure alcohol
The pressure as the heart beats and pushes blood through the vessels (number on top) Systolic
Recommended number of minutes of aerobic exercise per day Thirty
Treatment when lifestyle changes alone are not enough to treat the high blood pressure Medicine
Managing ______ can help lower high blood pressure Stress
A ___________ kidney will not function properly and fails to remove waste products from the blood diseased
This disease is caused when blood vessels narrow in the kidneys, possibly causing kidney failure Chronic Kidney Disease
Symptoms of high blood pressure Dizziness
The second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States after diabetes High Blood Pressure
Used to measure blood pressure Cuff

Cardiovascular Disease Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Various diseases involving heart and blood vessels Cardiovascular Disease
Inactive Lifestyle Sedentary
Ranked #2 in deaths in the U.S. Cancer
Consistent High Blood Pressure Hypertension
“Bad” Cholesterol LDL
“Good” Cholesterol HDL
This type of diabetes is biological Type 1 Diabetes
This type of diabetes is environmental Type 2 Diabetes
Blood pressure range Below 120 and Below 80 Normal
Blood pressure range 120-129 or 80-89 Prehypertension
Another name for genetics Heredity
Coronary artery is completely blocked Heart Attack
Blocked blood supply to a part of the brain Stroke
Stroke caused by blockage in a blood vessel Ischemic
Stroke caused by burst or ruptured blood vessel Hemorrhagic
#1 Risk Factor Smoking
overall condition of body or mind and the presence or absence of illness or injury Health
expands the idea of health to include the ability to achieve optimal health, all dimensions Wellness
Any body movement Physical Activity
Internal Dialogue Self Talk
planned, structured, repetitive movement intended to improve or maintain physical fitness Exercise
Length of a workout Duration
Pressure when the heart is beating Systolic
Pressure when the heart is relaxing Diastolic
Peak of an exercise plan, most intense Workout

BLOOD PRESSURE & EXERCISE Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

STROKE
DRINK WATER
RELAXATION
STRESS
OVERWEIGHT
PORTION SIZE
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
DIABETES
KIDNEY FAILURE
HEART DISEASE
VEGETABLES
FRUITS
CHECK MY BLOOD PRESSURE
TAKE MY MEDICATION
EXERCISE
HEALTHY DIET
HYPOTENSION
HYPERTENSION
DIASTOLIC
SYSTOLIC

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

NICHOLE HOYE
TOYIA REID
urinary protein
tests
fistula
hemodialysis
treatments
make red blood cell
balance body fluid
stages
special diet
kidney transplant
dialysis
bone pain
headaches
fatigue
high blood pressure
diabetes
ckd
no symptoms
renal failure
end stage kidney disease
chronic
kidney disease

Non-Communicable Diseases Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

diseases non spread from person to person non-communicable
one of the ways non-communicable diseases can be spread heredity
a disease in which abnormal cells multiply & spread Cancer
substances that cause cancer carcinogens
one factor that can increase the risk of cancer unprotected exposure to the sun
one treatment for cancer is chemotherapy
a disease of the heart and blood vessels cardiovascular disease
a condition that results when the blood supply to the heart is blocked heart attack
a blockage of blood or break in a blood vessel that brings blood flow to the brain stroke
pressure of the blood against the artery walls blood pressure
another term for high blood pressure hypertension
a type of condition that lasts for a long time or keeps coming back chronic condition
when the body is unable to produce insulin type 1 diabetes
when the body is unable to use the insulin properly type 2 diabetes
a condition that causes seizures epilepsy
a chronic condition in which breathing becomes difficult asthma
a condition in which the body reacts to foods or other substances allergy

Heart Health Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Not only senior citizens, but even ________ people can have heart disease young
High _______ _________ is known as a "silent killer" Blood Pressure
A common symptom of a heart attack along with shortness of breath, arm or jaw pain Chest Pain
a condition with high blood sugar that increases risk of heart disease Diabetes
Even if you have a family ________of heart disease, you can take action to reduce your risks History
Have this blood level checked at least once a year to help manage your risk of heart disease Cholesterol
Heart ________ can cause shortness of breath and swelling of the feet and ankles Failure
Peripheral _________ Disease causes leg pain as a result of blocked blood vessels Artery
Abnormal or irregular heart beat arrhythmia
Moderate intensity _________ is beneficial to heart health Exercise

Medical Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Low RBC count Anemia
Difficulty eating Dysphagia
Too much sugar in the blood Hyperglycemia
Looking at blood vessels with dye Angiogram
Slow heart rate Bradycardia
Without fever Afebrile
Suffix meaning sagging/ falling out of place Ptosis
Root word for cartilage Chrondro
Suffix meaning hernia/tumor Cele
Suffix meaning dilation/stretching Ectasis
Difficulty breathing Dyspnea
Commonly known as 'blood poisoning' Septicemia
Blood group system ABO
Abbreviation for the medical term of stroke CVA
Deficiency of WBC Leukopenia
Examination of the abdomen with a ------scope Laparoscopy
Urination occuring at night Nocturia
High blood pressure Hypertension
Blood clot under the skin Hematoma
Red blood cell Erythrocyte
Root word for skull Crani
Ovary root Oophor
Term for tube Salping
Suffix meaning breakdown or separation Lysis
Root for lung Pneumo
Blue Cyan
Root for rib Cost
Large Macro
Excessive; too much Hyper
Many; much Poly
Requiring the presence of air Aerobic
Platelet Thrombocyte
Removal of a kidney Nephrectomy
Under the skin Subcutaneous
Cutting of a tube/vessel Vasectomy
Inflammation Itis
BID; 3 words Twice a day
ECG Electrocardiogram
PRN; 2 words When necessary

Cardiac Medications Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Decreases the clotting (coagulating) ability of the blood Anticoagulants
Keeps blood clots from forming by preventing blood platelets from sticking together Antiplatelet Agents
Expands blood vessels and decreases resistance by lowering levels of angiotensin II ACE Inhibitors
Prevents angiotensin II (chemical) from having any effects on the heart and blood vessels A II Receptor Blockers
An enzyme that breaks down natural substances in the body that open narrowed arteries Neprilysin Inhibitors
Decreases the heart rate and cardiac output, which lowers blood pressure and makes the heart beat more slowly and with less force Beta Blockers
Used as an IV drip for those patients experiencing a hypertensive crisis Alpha With Bet Blockers
Interrupts the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels C Channel Blocker
Some affect the liver, some work in the intestines and some interrupt the formation of cholesterol from circulating in the blood Cholesterol Lowering
Increases the force of the heart's contractions, which can be beneficial in heart failure and for irregular heartbeats Digitalis Prep
Causes the body to rid itself of excess fluids and sodium through urination Diuretics
Relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload Vasodilators

Renal Disease Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Maintain volume and composition of body fluids Kidneys
Kidneys filter ? and remove or recycle waste products Blood
Working parts inside the kidneys Nephrons
transport liquid waste materials from kidneys to bladder Ureters
Develops slowly with number of functioning nephrons diminishing Chronic kidney disease
Condition in which protein wastes not excreted, but are circulated in blood Uremia
Severe renal failure can result in death unless ? is begun or kidney transplant is performed dialysis
Inflammatory disease of kidneys Caused by infection, degenerative processes, or vascular disease Nephritis
Stones develop in kidneys Nephrolithiasis
Sodium and fluids may be limited to prevent edema,?, and CHF hypertension
Renal clients often have increased need for vitamin B, vitamin C, and ? vitamin D
commonly prescribed to treat or prevent anemia Iron
Must carefully control ? intake during dialysis protein
Usually associated with gout, gastrointestinal diseases that cause diarrhea, and malignant disease Uric Acid Stones

Hypertension Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The condition of having elevated blood pressure Hypertension
Guidelines for treating hypertension JNC8
Beta-blocker with best effects on blood pressure carvedilol
Trial that recommends blood pressure goal of <120/80 SPRINT
Study that identified most effective agents for lowering blood pressure Allhat
Device used to measure blood pressure sphygmomanometer
Severe hypertension with end-organ damage, hypertensive.... emergency
Sever hypertension in asymptomatic patients, hypertensive..... urgency
Interaction with ACE-Inhibitors that can lead to increased blood pressure NSAIDs
Generic for Cozaar Losartan
Generic for Zestril lisinopril
Generic for Microzide Hydrochlorothiazide
Generic for Norvasc Amlodipine
Common ingredient that increases blood pressure salt
Time of day blood pressure is generally highest Morning
Blood pressure that requires at least 4 drugs to be controlled Resistant
Elevated blood pressure while in the doctors office, ..... hypertension whitecoat
Type of calcium channel blockers more effective for blood pressure reduction dihydropyridine
<140/90 is an appropriate blood pressure goal for patients younger than sixty
ACEs and ARBs are NOT preferred first line in this group of people African American
Life threatening side effect of ACE-Inhibitors and ARBs angioedema

The Circulatory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The circulatory system is made up of the heart, blood, and blood _______. vessels
The _____ pumps the blood through the blood vessels to the cells. heart
For cells to function properly, the blood carries food, ______, and other substances. oxygen
The circulatory system supplies oxygen, food, and ________ to the cells. hormones
The circulatory system helps control body ___________. temperature
It also removes the _____ products from cells. waste
___ exercises are important for residents who cannot get out of bed. ROM
With a BP consistently 140/90 or higher, a person is diagnosed with ____________, or high blood pressure. hypertension
Hypertension may be caused by _________ and hardening of the blood vessels. narrowing
_________ are a type of medication that reduces fluid in the body. diuretics
Hypertension can lead to a heart attack, ___, blindness, or kidney disease. CVA
________ artery disease occurs when the blood vessels in the coronary arteries narrow. Coronary
______________ happens when the heart does not get enough oxygen. angina pectoris
____ is extremely important for the blood flow to return to normal. rest
A myocardial infraction (heart attack) occurs when the blood flow to the heart muscle is _______. blocked
While recovering from a heart attack, residents may need to avoid ____ temperatures. cold
__________ heart failure happens when one or both sides of the heart quits pumping blood properly. congestive
Blood backs up into the lungs when the ____ side of the heart is affected. left
Blood backs up into the abdomen, feet, or legs when the _____ side of the heart is affected. right
When the legs, feet, arms, or hands do not have enough blood circulation, it is call peripheral ________ disease (PVD) vascular
Smoking, ________, inactivity, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol are all risk factors for PVD. diabetes