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3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope, Black Plated Chestpiece and Eartubes, Black Tube, 27 inch, 3131BE

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  • The only dual-sided chestpiece in the Cardiology line provides versatile auscultation for both adult and pediatric patients
  • Two tunable diaphragms respond with a simple pressure change to capture low and high-frequency sounds
  • Expand versatility by converting pediatric side to open bell for low frequencies, using the nonchill bell sleeve (included)
  • Two-in-one tube design (dual lumen) eliminates noise interference from two external tubes rubbing together
  • Anatomically designed headset is angled to meet the path of the ear canal
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Color: Black | Style: Black | Item Length String: 27 inches

3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope is an outstanding, versitile stethoscope that features two patented, tunable diaphragms ( adult and pediatric ) for listening to both low and high frequency sounds. Designed for acoustical excellence, "two-tubes-in-one design" eliminates noise artifact that can be created by the tubes rubbing together. The pediatric side of the chestpiece easily converts to a traditional bell by simply replacing the diaphragm with the nonchill bell sleve included with each stethoscope. Product features a solid stainless steel chestpiece, nonchill rims, adjustable double-leaf binaural spring and patented littmann soft-sealing eartips. Backed by a five-year warranty.

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Color: Black | Style Name: Black | Overall Length: 27
Technical Details
Part Number 3131BE
Item Weight13.6 ounces
Product Dimensions1 x 6 x 14 inches
OriginUSA
Item model number3131BE
SizeBlack Tube, 27"
ColorBlack
StyleBlack
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Warranty Description5-year Littmann warranty
  
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ASINB004QEZ2U4
Best Sellers Rank #309 in Industrial & Scientific (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableMarch 22, 2006
  
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3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope

The 3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope is designed for clinicians who require outstanding acoustic performance combined with exceptional versatility. Its innovative design provides a tunable diaphragm on each side of the chestpiece.

The 3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope, one of the most recognized stethoscopes in the profession, features tunable diaphragms on both sides to deliver outstanding acoustic performance, diagnostic versatility, and convenience for treating adult and pediatric patients. The pediatric side of the chestpiece converts to a traditional open bell by removing the tunable diaphragm and replacing it with the included non-chill bell sleeve.

Tunable diaphragm technology—a 3M invention—lets clinicians hear different frequency sounds by simply adjusting the pressure on the chestpiece. Hold the chestpiece with light pressure to hear low frequency sounds; press a little more to hear higher frequency sounds. This time-saving feature allows the healthcare provider to focus on the patient, while the non-chill rim provides patient comfort.

Headset tension is easily adjusted for head size and comfort by squeezing together or pulling apart the eartubes. Snap-tight, soft-sealing eartips conform to individual ears for an excellent acoustic seal and comfortable fit. Eartips snap firmly onto the ends of the eartubes and, for safety, require a significant effort to remove.

Resilient next-generation tubing retains its shape and flexibility even after folding tightly into a pocket. It provides longer stethoscope life due to improved resistance to skin oils and alcohol, and is less likely to pick up stains. Next-generation tubing is not made with natural rubber latex, a benefit to sensitive medical professionals and their patients. And, to play its part in the protection of human health and the environment, the next-generation tubing does not contain phthalate plasticizers.

The Cardiology III stethoscope isn’t just for cardiologists. It is used by specialist and general practice physicians, critical care nurses, EMTs, medical students, and other healthcare professionals to identify, listen to, and study cardiac, lung, and other body sounds in adult and pediatric patients. The Cardiology III stethoscope is made in the USA. It comes complete with large and small soft-sealing eartips, large firm eartips, non-chill bell sleeve, and instructions.

3M Littmann Stethoscopes are used by millions of medical professionals around the world who are dedicated to achieving the best patient outcomes. Littmann stethoscopes offer superb acoustic performance, consistently high quality, and outstanding value. Wearing a Littmann stethoscope is an expression of your commitment to medicine, and personal success.


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228 of 240 people found the following review helpful By Radioman on March 24, 2007
Style Name: Machined Stainless SteelOverall Length: 27Color: Black
I've had mine for about 3-4 years. You can pick up murmurs and crackles very easily with this model. Recently, I tried using my former stethoscope on patients (Sprague Rappaport), and WHOA!! I could barely hear anything!! (I had gotten spoiled by my Cards-III for the last few years without even knowing it!) Years ago, I was wondering how my classmates and residents (all of whom seemed to have the Cards-III) could hear murmurs and stuff, and I couldn't! As a resident now, I'm glad I own one. One day, I forgot my own Cards-III, and had to borrow a colleague's stethoscope (it was a Classic II SE). Even though her Classic II SE was also a Littman, I still couldn't hear as clearly through that, as I did the Cards-III.

On the downside, it is rather pricey. But I equate it to buying a good pair of glasses. In exchange for your money, you'll be able to hear a lot more.
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127 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Audrey O. on May 7, 2006
Style Name: Machined Stainless SteelOverall Length: 27Color: Black Verified Purchase
I loved the versatility of being able to switch from adult to pediatric just by rotating the stem of the chest piece. The quality of auscultation is good. The only problem is that the tubing got stiff after a couple of years and cracked after 7 years. Apparently a vinyl protector is a must with these stethoscopes.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By MadamMorgan on April 8, 2015
Style Name: SmokeOverall Length: 27Color: Lemon-Lime Verified Purchase
I work in the SICU dept and after 10 years of fantastic service, my Littmann Cardiology II stethoscope magically disappeared a few weeks back during my shift. That unfortunate event left me with a choice to make. Do I spend the $$$ money again to replace Littmann Cardiology or do I look into other cardiology brand stethoscope as possible options? I decided that even though I loved my Littmann (which still worked perfectly after 10 years), I'd look into other choices. So after reading some reviews on other brands, I purchased a few cardiology stethoscopes. The stethoscopes I selected cost half as much as my original Littmann. Saving a little money is always a great thing when you can, right? However, after putting both brand x stethoscopes to the test @ work, it became very clear attempting to save money on a good solid stethoscope is not a place where you want to cut corners. Next day, I drove back to the nursing supply store & returned them. In the end, I decided the Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope (this time in lemon/line) is again the perfect stethoscope for me. Afforable price point? NO. Superb quality medical device for the price? Absolutely! That said, there are so many things I love about my stethoscope. The gorgeous bright color and flexible tubing for starters. Next, I really appreciate the design stethoscope. The stethoscope is medium weight. The "27 inch tubing is the perfect length to work with. The length of the stethoscope & its medium weight provide a comfortable & secure feel on my neck/shoulders throughout my shift. And when you have a neck injury these things are appreciated. The gel like soft bud tips give a complete noise cancelling effect. The heart and breath sounds are very crisp and clear sounding resulting in more accurate assessments.Read more ›
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68 of 81 people found the following review helpful By capo on April 9, 2012
Style Name: Machined Stainless SteelOverall Length: 27Color: Black
The Littmann Cardiology I got in med school back in 1988 bit the dust five years ago (tubes cracked after 19 years of heavy use). I got a top-line Tycos that worked for 5 years before it just fell apart (tubes hardened and cracked and the headset spring pooped out). The Tycos acoustics seemd OK but not as good as my first Littman, so I went back to Littmann, and I'm glad I did. The Cardiology III transmits heart, lung, and abdominal sounds far better than the Tycos. I thought my older ears were the reason the Tycos didn't seem as good, but no I know it was the scope, because I hear sounds just as well as I did years ago with the Cardiology... The tunable diaphragm takes getting used to, but it does work as advertized. I'm a neurologist and I find that the "pediatric" headpiece with the smaller tunable diaphragm is superb for listening to carotid and femoral bruits, and even for listening to flow in the temporal arteries...You can remove the small diaphragm and use that end as a bell, but frankly I don't see a need to do that.

Bottom line: you can't find a better acoustic multiuse stethoscope. I would have been satisfied even if I paid the list price. You can find it cheaper on-line. I purchased mine in a brick-and-mortar store in Oakland, CA (Nightingale Scrubs) for $100 below list, and I'd recommend them to local folks who want to go there. They carry the full Littmann line.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful By K. Starr on December 5, 2011
Style Name: Machined Stainless SteelOverall Length: 27Color: Black
This steth is amazing when it comes to acoustics. Everything you want to listen to is crisp and clear. I often have my fellow nurses borrowing my stethoscope when they are listening for clicks and murmurs. I honestly don't know that you could find a better stethoscope that isn't electronic.

I find the soft ear pieces to be comfortable, but it did take a bit of stretching it out in the beginning to keep it from squeezing my head too much. Once it stretched out a bit, the tension has been great and applies just enough pressure to stay in my ears and create a good seal without me feeling like it is burrowing into my head.

Personally, I don't really use the tunable diaphragm. When I first got the stethoscope I attempted to use it and I never got the hang of it. I have an open bell on the smaller side and it works just fine for me.

The downside is that this is an incredibly heavy stethoscope. I can't wear this thing around my neck at all because my neck will start to ache in a short time. I feel like the constant pulling it in and out of my pockets coupled with constantly putting it down every where greatly increases the likelihood of it disappearing and means it is getting far dirtier than if I could just throw it around my neck.

Another feature of this stethoscope that i don't particularly care for is the stickiness of the tubing. I clean it several times a shift, but it always seems to have a tackiness that I don't care for. It is so tacky that it actually picks up lint and stray hair. I contacted Littmann about this and they stated that the material that the stethoscope is somewhat tacky due to the nature of the material.

This is a great stethoscope that has served me well, but am shopping for the Littmann Classic II S.E. as a replacement.
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