Stethoscope: Littmann cardiology III vs. Littmann master cardiology - page 3

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Hello, I am a CCU nurse looking to buy a new stethoscope. I currently use the Littmann S.E II that I have purchased in nursing school. I am looking to purchase either the Littmann cardiology III or the master cardiology. I... Read More


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    I have a Cardiology III is just bought to replace a Classic II SE that I must have misplaced (it was getting pretty beaten up, anyway.) My unit gets a few peds admits, although they tend to be bigger kids and an adult scope has usually worked okay.

    I also have an Ultrascope. I don't love it. As advertised, I can hear breath sounds through seven layers--well, three, but I tried it out through my leather jacket and a sweater, and it does okay through sheets, gowns, and even a blanket. Impressive, but the acrylic head is like carrying a doorknob around, and I can hear my own breath on the tubing if I'm not real careful.

    I've borrowed the Master Cardiology and it is really nice. So is the Cardio III.
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    Thank you so much for all of the great input. I've been deliberating, but all of the comments have really pointed me in the right direction!
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    The master cardiology is the way to go It is the best that i have ever had. It also comes with a pediatric attachment which is kinda neat.

    Check out the reviews of it on amazon, that's why I chose it.
    3M Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope
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    Quote from lowlow
    The master cardiology is the way to go It is the best that i have ever had. It also comes with a pediatric attachment which is kinda neat.

    Check out the reviews of it on amazon, that's why I chose it.
    3M Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope

    I think you have to buy the pediatric attachment separately, mine didn't come with it. It is a great stethoscope though and I also recommend it. A bit pricey but worth the money if you want one that is going to last.
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    I just got my Master Cardiology in the mail. I was so excited waiting for it that I made a cozy! I had a hard time getting a decent deal in Canada, but after some shopping around I picked it up for around $250. All of the good deals won't ship to Canada it seems.


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