Cardiologists or other medical specialists who are looking for a top-of-the-line cardiology stethoscope should certainly consider one of the latest Littmann releases, the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope. The Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope provides specialist medical staff with the latest in stethoscope technology, as well as loads of benefits where convenience and patient comfort are concerned. Want to learn more about the new Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope? Find out everything you need to know about this release below!
Why Should I Choose the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope Over Other Cardiology Stethoscopes Available Today?
The Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope is the leader among Littmann mechanical stethoscopes where acoustics are concerned. The Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope comes with features such as a tuneable diaphragm, anatomically-designed headset and a special procedures adapter.
When looking at the chestpiece of the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope, the chestpiece with tuneable diaphragm is the first thing that stands out. By adjusting the pressure on this diaphragm, clinicians can distinguish between high and low frequency sounds.
Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscopes also have the dual-lumen tubing that is common amongst the latest Littmann stethoscopes. This design keeps two different sound paths in one tube; this avoids some of the rubbing noises that may occur with stethoscopes that have each sound path in a different tube. Of course, this also benefits the overall acoustics of the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope.
Does the Headset of the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope Have an Anatomically-Designed Headset?
Most clinicians are aware of the anatomically-designed headsets that accompany the Littmann stethoscopes, so the same can be expected from the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope.
The headset on the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope is made to fit every clinician perfectly, featuring an anatomical design. The headset can also be extended or reduced, depending on the size of the head.
To extend the headset of the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope, hold the tubes where the ear tips enter the stethoscope tubes and gently pull apart. Do this until the desired head size is reached. The reverse is also possible, simply press the stethoscope with one hand in the same location to reduce the head size of the headset.
Can the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope Be Flexed Reliably?
The Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope can be flexed reliably up to a million times; this thanks to the presence of next-generation tubing, the material used to create the tubes on the stethoscope.
Next-generation tubing is a new material Littmann uses for all its new stethoscope. The tubing was selected for its flexing capabilities, but also for other benefits the material delivers to stethoscopes.
One of the benefits of next-generation tubing is its high resistance to skin oils and alcohol. Since these are compounds commonly found in hospital environments, they could affect the durability of your stethoscope. Fortunately, the resistance of next-generation tubing against these compounds add to the durability of your stethoscope.
Next-generation tubing is also friendly to the environment, because this material is free of phthalate plasticizers. It does not contain any latex either, which is a much safer choice for both clinicians and their patients.
What Is the Difference Between the Master Cardiology and the Cardiology III?
Even though both stethoscopes are quite suitable for specialists that require optimal acoustics, there are some minor differences between the Master Cardiology and the Cardiology III stethoscope. Below, you will find an overview of the main differences to consider.
The chestpiece design of the Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope is made from machined stainless steel and contains two sides. One side contains the adult diaphragm, while the other contains the paediatric tuneable diaphragm.
When comparing the chestpiece design of the Littmann Master Cardiology, you will notice an immediate difference. The chestpiece is made from polished stainless steel and is single-sided. This means the stethoscope only has one tuneable diaphragm, although the performance of the Master Cardiology is considered slightly better where acoustics are concerned.
The overall design of the chestpiece on the Master Cardiology looks quite different from the Cardiology III too. The Master Cardiology has a more ergonomic and polished look compared to the Littmann Cardiology III.
The length of the Cardiology III and the Master Cardiology is the same, but there is a difference in weight. Compared to the Cardiology III, the Master Cardiology weighs slightly more with an average weight between 175 grams and 185 grams; this opposed to the Cardiology III weighing between 167 grams and 177 grams.
How Do I Use the Master Cardiology Stethoscope When Auscultating Small Sites or Paediatric Patients?
This is a question we receive quite often. Since the Cardiology III stethoscope has the double-sided chestpiece, it leaves clinicians wondering if the Master Cardiology Stethoscope can still be used for small sites or paediatric patients, since it consists of a one-sided chestpiece.
It is possible to use the Master Cardiology Stethoscope on paediatric patients or smaller sites; this with the special procedures adapter that accompanies this stethoscope.
The special procedures adapter can be added to the chestpiece, more specifically by snapping it into place. If you are unable to get good contact with the chestpiece, then adding the special adapter during an examination can correct this problem.
Please note that adding the special procedures adapter to the stethoscope does not have a negative influence on sound transmission and quality. Sound intensity and quality will remain the same, even when using the special adapter on the chestpiece.
Where Can I Find the Full Range of the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope?
At Mentone Educational, you can find the full range of Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscopes; this on our website as well as in our showroom. If you prefer to shop online, you can easily acquire your Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope from our online shop, but you can also acquire it by visiting our showroom.
Do you have an additional question about the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope? Feel free to contact the experts at Mentone Educational today, we will be more than happy to assist.