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8/23/2014 10:05:00 AM
Bike ride a tour of life for Portland man
Providence Health and Services photo
Nathan Strutt atop the Fremont Bridge during Providence Bridge Pedal.
Providence Health and Services photo
Nathan Strutt atop the Fremont Bridge during Providence Bridge Pedal.

Five months ago, Nathan Strutt suffered cardiac arrest during a job interview at Intel. He was brought to Providence St. Vincent and became the first person in Oregon to receive a implanted defibrillator.

Nathan got the job at Intel and moved to Oregon. Providence invited him to ride the Providence Bridge Pedal to see his new city and celebrate his second chance at life.

Before participating in the six-bridge bicycle ride, he stopped by Providence St. Vincent to reconnect with the team who treated him and picked up his Bridge Pedal packet.

Dr. Scott Brancato, electrophysiologist with Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, says the implant will help Strutt if he ever has an irregular heart rhythm again.

Nearly 18,000 cyclists and walkers turned out for the annual ride and walk. With clear skies and plenty of sunshine, the views from each bridge were clear.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Article comment by: Monica Harris

In this article about Nathan Strutt: correction needed in the line:"first person to receive an implanted defibrillator in Oregon." He was the first person to receive a subcutaneous defibrillator without transvenous leads, in Oregon. There have been plenty of defibrillators implanted with transvenous leads, which can also double as overriding pacemakers, in Oregon.

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