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Selecting the Right Stethoscope

The American Heart Association stated in 1999: "Diabetes is a cardiovascular disease."  Since so much emphasis has traditionally been placed on blood sugar levels, people with diabetes, and even their doctors, often do not consider how the long-term effects of diabetes can affect the heart.  Yet recent statistics show that 80% of people with diabetes die from heart disease.  For this reason, an increasing number of doctors have argued that diabetes should be treated in much the same way as any other cardiovascular problem: quitting smoking, controlling hypertension and reducing high cholesterol.  Alongside these common-sense precautions, however, a person with diabetes should frequently test his or her own heart rate, as well as listen carefully for murmurs or other irregularities.  This can best be done with an accurate and reliable stethoscope.



At Medical Supplies & Equipment Company, we offer a stethoscope to fit every personal budget, preference and need.  By far our most comprehensive and technologically advanced option is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope.  Littmann is a name that has long been associated with high quality stethoscopes and this one is no exception!  The Littmann electronic stethoscope provides superior acoustics through digital signal processing, resulting in an amplification that is up to eighteen times greater than even the best traditional Littmann stethoscope.  This state-of-the-art stethoscope operates in three frequency response modes, including bell, diaphragm and extended range.  Most importantly, this electronic stethoscope records your heartbeat and the samples can be uploaded to your PC.  This means you can email the recording to your doctor or any cardiovascular specialist, making this the longest-range stethoscope you’ll find anywhere. 



We have several other options for those in the market for a high-quality Littman stethoscope.  The Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope is a great option for someone seeking a reliable reading with a tunable diaphragm for superior acoustics.  This stethoscope also comes with a pediatric adapter, making it a valuable instrument for the entire family.  If you want a stethoscope for your newborn or young children, the Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscopes and Littman Classic II Pediatric Stethoscopes are an excellent choice.  Specially designed for pediatric and infant auscultation, this stethoscope comes with a patented tunable diaphragm to assure high acoustic sensitivity.



If you are on a tight budget, we can provide you with a discount stethoscope such as our Littman Lightweight Stethoscope.   This is a dependable stethoscope with an aluminum combination chest piece that provides reliable acoustic performance.  Other stethoscopes produced by quality manufactures other than Littman are also available.  Some of these include: Color-Coordinated Stethoscopes, Dual-Head Stethoscopes, and the Mabis NurseMates TimeScope Stethoscope which comes with a built-in time piece.  We also offer a Fetal Doppler Ultrasound Stethoscope, which allows you to monitor a baby's heartbeat as early as 9 weeks of age.  Our General Blood Flow Doppler Ultrasound Stethoscope replaces the traditional stethoscope when measuring blood flow in patients with a weak pulse, such patients who are in shock. Finally, the Sprague-Rappaport Type Stethoscope, considered by many to be the ultimate cardiological instrument, comes with interchangeable bells to allow users to detect high and low frequency sounds.   Each stethoscope, from the simplest to the most advanced, comes with a 1-5 year warranty.



At Medical Supplies & Equipment Company, we are committed to providing you with the tools you need to set personal health goals and gauge your progress over time.  Each stethoscope offered by our company reflects the latest and best research available, provided to you by knowledgeable specialists.  We offer prompt and secure delivery for any stethoscope you order.  We want to be your primary diabetic supply company, so if there is any equipment you need that cannot be found on our website, please contact us!  We have helpful specialists ready to answer your questions and assist you in any way we can.      

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