In 2008, Reggie Williams had his first heart attack. By 2013, his heart health was deteriorating — he needed ablation and then a stent with a pacemaker to improve his heart's functioning. A pulmonary stress test in 2016 showed that Reggie had reached end-stage heart failure. By February 2017, life as he knew it had changed. 'I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs, let alone exercise. My life was just sleep, sleep, and more sleep,' he said. Fortunately, with the help of Abbott's HeartMate 3TM LVAD — more commonly known as a heart pump — Reggie has been given time and a second chance.