electric recliner chair

I just received a Medtronic pacemaker in January 2023. Not thinking about my Pacemaker, I bought an electric ZGR chair from Svago for my husband  who just had back surgery. I'm not certain I'd be safe from the electro-magnetic field. Does anyone have information?  What should I ask the Svago chair company to be sure I'm safe?


electric chair

by Tracey_E - 2023-03-27 15:54:26

You can check with the manufacturer and his doctor to be 100% sure, but the odds of it having any type of magnet large enough and close enough to his device to cause  problem is very small. Newer pacers are very well shielded and it generally takes a strong magnet less than 6" from the device to affect it. 

N0 problem at all

by AgentX86 - 2023-03-27 22:44:49

I slept in a (motorized) recliner for the first three weeks after my PM implant.  We have a recliner in our bedroom because I seem to need it more often that I'd like.

A recliner motor is way too small to be of any concern whatsoever.


by piglet22 - 2023-03-28 07:32:48

I would echo the other comments and would doubt very much that a recliner would have any effect on your pacemaker at all.

We are daily surrounded by Electromagnetic Radiation and Electromagnetic Interference (EMR and EMI) and come to no harm. We didn't have to invent it, it was already there.

I daily put mine through tests by working with electrics, all sorts of motors, even the occasional shock and come to no harm or pacemaker malfunction.

Most reputable electronic and electrical goods have to go through some sort of testing for interference before they can be certified for widespread use.

As I am finding out, medication can do far more harm than a recliner.


by hhocean - 2023-03-28 17:50:56

My thanks to all of you! You have put my mind at ease. The chair just arrived and now must be assembled. I can do that provided parts aren't too heavy. ;-)

You know you're wired when...

You have a maintenance schedule just like your car.

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A properly implanted and adjusted pacemaker will not even be noticeable after you get over the surgery.