Capital Region | Capital Health | Winter 2021 5 members and even offering reassurance to others preparing to go through the cardiac rehab program. Terrence reflects, “I recently had a patient stop me for directions to the cardiac rehab center. He explained that he was headed to his first session and didn’t know what to expect. I assured the patient he would have a tremendous experience. When he asked me how I knew that, I told him, ‘Because I lived it, and I came out better than I went in. And you will, too.’” “For me, what sets Capital Region apart is the cardiac rehab staff. They are outstanding, caring and consistent…. They created a safe environment where I could achieve. I left better than I came.” — Terrence McAdams Listen to your heart Know all the symptoms of a heart attack. Unfortunately, having a heart attack puts you at risk for having another. And if you do have another one, your symptoms may differ from the first. So it’s important to know all of the possible warning signs of a heart attack: + Chest pain or discomfort. + Discomfort in other areas of the body, such as one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach. + Shortness of breath. + Breaking out in a cold sweat. + Nausea. + Light-headedness. Call 911 if you experience any of these symptoms. Sources: American College of Cardiology; American Heart Association Fromour heart to yours At the Sam B. Cook Healthplex, we want you to live life with all your heart! For more information about our cardiac rehab program, visit . AT RIGHT: Terrence McAdams and his cardiac rehab team, from left: Venny Groene, RN; Terrence; Jalin Bolinger, RN; and Mackenzie Beck, Exercise Specialist.