Lesson 14.2: Diseases of the Blood Vessels and Heart | Crossword


1.narrow tubes that transport oxygen, blood, and nutrients throughout the whole body; include arteries, capillaries, and veins
2.disorders that cause an irregularity in a person’s heart rhythm
3.a condition in which the heart weakens due to strain and becomes unable to successfully pump blood
6.the largest artery in the body
8.a disease of the blood vessels in which arteries harden and become unable to stretch, leading to high blood pressure and heart disease
9.small, thin blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from the arteries to the body’s tissues
10.flaps of tissue that control blood flow in the heart
11.a circular, hollow, wire mesh tube
12.a disease in which fatty substances collect on the walls of the arteries and restrict blood flow
13.an interruption of the blood flow to a section of the brain


1.the force that blood exiting the heart exerts on the walls of the arteries
2.Large, muscular blood vessels that transport blood from the heart to the capillaries
4.a medical emergency in which the coronary arteries become blocked and restrict blood flow to the heart, causing the heart to beat irregularly and inefficiently
5.blood vessels that carry blood from the capillaries back to the heart
7.a pressure, squeezing, or pain in the chest that is often a sign of heart disease or a heart attack

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