Heart & Cardiology/an AED at home?

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Hi Dr. Pearl,

My dear wife is a 62 year old DM 2 patient maintaining good (but not perfect) control of her sugar.

There is a family history for both this disease and coronary dz in her father.   

I was wondering if, in your opinion, it might be wise to have an AED available to us here at our home?

Thanks very much for sharing your expertise here on Allexperts.

Mike

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A better investment might be a 64 Slice CT to assess coronary calcification. If her score is above zero then she needs aggressive treatment of her cholesterol, diabetes and all other risk factors. Good luck!!!
         Dr. P

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Frank J. Pearl, M.D.

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Voluntary Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. Board certified in cardiovascular disease

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