Reviews: Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope


Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope

Category: Gear & Gifts
Subcategory: Stethoscopes
Price: About $135.00
Average Rating:
(35 Votes)

Outstanding acoustic performance and exceptional versatility. Innovative design offers a patented tunable diaphragm on each side of the chestpiece for adult, pediatric, and small site auscultation. The Littmann Cardiology III stethoscope offers two tunable diaphragms which allows the user to conveniently alternate between low- and high-frequency sounds without turning over the chestpiece. The large side can be used for adult patients, while the small side is especially useful for pediatric or thin patients, around bandages, and for carotid assessment. The pediatric side of the chestpiece easily converts to a traditional bell by simply replacing the diaphragm with the nonchill bell sleeve included with each stethoscope.

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    italianprincess, Wed, 04 Jun 2008 18:28:07 UTC.
    1st review

    I work on a women's/children's unit so I only have to carry one stethoscope. And it comes in my favorite color-Plum.

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    lanepeckham, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 01:40:15 UTC.

    After my first year of nursing school using the less expensive brands, I got fed up with not being able to really hear through them. I have a slight hearing problem that made it very difficult to even get a blood pressure correctly. I have this now, and I hear beautifully, loud and clear! It was the best $135 I spent during nursing school!

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    gonnabanurse, Sat, 20 Sep 2008 15:44:57 UTC.

    I ABSOLUTELY love my Cardiology III! It is so versatile and adaptable to many situations and patients. It was worth every cent I spent on it!

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    Account Removed, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 13:40:46 UTC.

    You can hear really well. Just comfortable

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    texasmom812829, Thu, 02 Oct 2008 00:47:45 UTC.

    The best one I've found to use!!!!!!!!

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    kstiltner1, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:43:34 UTC.

    I love Mine. I

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    BasketballPA123, Thu, 09 Oct 2008 01:22:37 UTC.

    I love mine. I was so glad that I made that investment when my Dad was one of my patients.

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    prettykitty64, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:53:48 UTC.

    I bought my first Cardiology III when I worked in a ER as a new grad. It is the only stethoscope I will ever need to buy.

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    MARTY259, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:23:20 UTC.

    I have been a nurse for over 26 years and this is one of the best stethoscopes around.
    It is worth the money.

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    marikit, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 22:10:03 UTC.

    You will not regret.....tested and proven.

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    jegray88, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:12:40 UTC.

    I received this as a gift with my initials carved in the side...I love it!

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    summersailorete, Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:36:05 UTC.

    The money I shelled out for this type of stethoscope was very well spent, it is the best!!!

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    Kozey, Fri, 26 Dec 2008 20:23:04 UTC.

    I love this. It is the best kind of stethoscope .

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    Bridge_4_the_People, Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:20:16 UTC.

    I have seen this stethoscope from most of my previous coworkers : doctors and nurses who proudly carries on their shoulder. I wanted to have one so much but couldn't offer to get one at that time.
    But I will add on my wishing list when I become a LVN after graduating in June. 2009.

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    mramsey40, Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:09:26 UTC.

    I just got this as a gift for X-mas and it is great. I was so surprised of the difference in sound between my old one and this one. Will be guarding this one with my life!

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    IceSk8Princessa, Thu, 05 Feb 2009 04:48:23 UTC.

    I want one really bad.....only what color?!?!?!

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    Ladybug91085, Mon, 09 Feb 2009 03:18:27 UTC.

    Great stethoscope! I just bought one because I wasn't getting my BP's as accurate as I would like and the diffrence is amazing! I can't wait till me start on heart and lung sounds in a few weeks!

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    Account Removed, Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:00:04 UTC.

    Love my Littman!!!

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    Account Removed, Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:40:27 UTC.

    I love this product, especially when listening to babies hearts!

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    rndrew01, Fri, 06 Mar 2009 02:51:34 UTC.

    This is very nice and you hear everything

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    Nurse_John, Sat, 07 Mar 2009 15:05:35 UTC.

    I work on a geriatric floor and sometimes it is so hard to hear heart sounds of the elderly. The Cardiology III stethoscope is amazing in it's ability to pick up sound.

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    MalloryThomas, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:57:35 UTC.

    with out it i would be inside joke

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    bestkynurse, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 19:20:20 UTC.

    I let a Nurse friend of mine stay several weeks at my home, she stated her husband was abusing her so my home was an hour away from hers. One day she didnt come back and I found out she had stolen some of my clothers and ALL 3 of my littman stehescopes I worked hard to buy! She had her home up for sale so I found out the name of her realator and we met and talked just to find out her husband has not been around in 6 months and she was getting ready to be foreclosed on and the realtor couldn't find her! One of the stehescopes she took was this one! And its awesome but man do I hate to buy another one but will have to! When your nice this is what happens!

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    mylene77, Sun, 03 May 2009 09:43:37 UTC.

    This is my very first stethoscope and it has been 8 years already!!! I can hear the heart and breath sounds clearly and it has never fail me.

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    MichelleMichelle, Thu, 07 May 2009 02:19:07 UTC.

    My husband surprised me with a Littman Caardio III in plum when I started school, I love it. compared to all others this has superior sound.

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    naejase, Wed, 08 Jul 2009 19:46:49 UTC.

    I love this stethoscope. It is very versatile for peds and adults.

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    nurseoffaith, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:23:11 UTC.

    I work with moms and babies so this one does it all!

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    twsanchez, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:34:29 UTC.

    Worked Cardiology and peds and wouldn't use anything else, hear everything clearly. Able to use the large chlorahexidine wipes for cleaning without damage. Had my name engraved on it, so I can spot it anywhere, 'cause everyone wants to borrow it; especially the docs!!!

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    bawall, Sat, 22 Aug 2009 04:40:22 UTC.

    I had a chance to choose on in the clinical setting on the mother-baby unit. It is great product and I wouldn't hesitate to get one if I worked that unit or cardiology or NICU.

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    josie40, Sat, 12 Sep 2009 18:43:27 UTC.

    When I started nursing school my Doctor (and friend) gave me her littman cardiology lll, I absolutely love it. She had my initials ingraved on it which I am so happy for, I had doctors try to walk off with it, and my initials on it is the only reason I still have it. I absolutely will never be caught with out my littman, but am now considering getting one in another color, just to beable to have a

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    mskbsn06, Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:23:17 UTC.

    I have this stethoscope and it is wonderful. The acoustics are the best. I have hearing loss in both ears and I can perform my assessments with confidence that I will hear what I need to hear.

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    ecrabtree, Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:40:27 UTC.

    GREAT STETHOSCOPE! You can everything with this one, and it is very comfortable to my ears.

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    Account Removed, Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:46:50 UTC.

    GREAT STETHOSCOPE! You can everything with this one, and it is very comfortable to my ears.

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    ccolburn, Fri, 25 Feb 2011 02:18:03 UTC.

    I have a Littman, I find it More effective in Auditory for Evaluation & Diagnostics. It also happens to have "legs" for some reason.. All the new Nurses who do invest & get 1.Its the best Investment You will ever make!

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    09157238, Tue, 31 May 2011 22:54:21 UTC.

    Littmann is #1 when it comes to diagnostic equipment, I need to buy me one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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