3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope

Last updated date: March 14, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.7

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the 3M Littmann 3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope placed 2nd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
1,223 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Cardiology IV is also one of the best, most accurate stethoscopes, and 3M Littman rates its acoustic performance at 9.
- My Access Health
The stethoscope is built to hear better internal sounds or acoustics so you can easily hear body sounds such as murmurs and other pulmonary anomalies
- Test Prep Nerds
Perfect sound sensibility offers the right performance that captures even the subtlest of sounds in hard-to-hear problems
- MFCC 4 Health
March 8, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
More expensive.
- My Access Health
The Cardiology IV tends to be an overkill for users that are not doing any physical assessment task
- Test Prep Nerds
Hypersensitive diaphragms may produce too much interference if not used correctly
- MFCC 4 Health
March 8, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Built to hear more Sturdy and refined, the Littmann Cardiology IV helps isolate subtle sounds2 so you can hear changes in your patients in the most critical and challenging environments. Designed to help you listen for hard-to-hear sounds, including aortic stenosis, S3 gallop murmurs and faint pulmonary anomalies. Useful in critical care and challenging environments such as the ED, ICU, Cardiac ICU, step-down unit and other dynamic locations Hear subtle changes in patient status. Diagnose and make decisions with confidence. 2Better audibility of high-frequency sounds (adult side, firm pressure) compared to Cardiology III can help you learn more about your patient’s condition Education at your fingertips. Get exclusive training content on your mobile device that will help you improve your auscultation skills and use your stethoscope more effectively. The 3M Littmann Learning Institute App includes self-paced lessons with heart and lung sounds, patient scenarios to help improve your diagnostic thinking, self-tests to track your progress, a sound library, and more. Get the app and start training today!

Overall Product Rankings

1. 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
2. 3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
3. 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
4. MDF Instruments Premium Dual Head Stethoscope
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Prestige Medical Clinical Lite Stethoscope
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. ADC Adscope Lite Clinician Stethoscope
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 3

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