Recently, I had a friend of mine who asked me about several stethoscopes on the market to which I find very interesting. Because as it happens, I went through tens of stethoscopes when I decided to buy a new one. And based on my experience, MDF Instruments stethoscopes are ideal types that a professional must buy. And this is why I am sharing this MDF ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope review because I really find the instrument’s performance excellent and ideal.
The truth is – I did not purchase the MDF Instruments C3 Cardiology. In fact, I pursued one of its contenders on the market. But even so, I was still able to compare this one from the stethoscope that I bought since my colleagues went on buying the C3 Cardiology from MDF Instruments. Hence, every now and then, I get to experience using it as well.
In my brief experience with this stethoscope, I could certainly say that this includes in my list of the best stethoscopes of today. And I’m not being biased about it. In fact, this MDF ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope review will also include not only its advantages, but it will point out the stethoscope’s drawbacks and a few things to improve. And personally, this is just suitable and fitting since no product, even in the market of stethoscopes, is perfect.
A Quick Look On The MDF ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope Review
The MDF Instruments ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope is a patented stethoscope model from MDF Instruments. And apparently, this model is a stand alone among all the cardiology-designed stethoscopes.
With its six conversion attachments that can transform into nine various configurations, there is no doubt that this stethoscope is one of today’s most versatile models. Additionally, it is known to provide its users with accurate auscultation, acoustic integrity, and acoustic clarity.
As for the main applications, this stethoscope is designed for the purpose of cardiology and advance diagnosis. Plus, this can handle well various critical conditions and environments. But even so, this stethoscope can also be used in much lesser critical situations.
Accordingly, these are only some of the reasons why many professionals recommend this model to others.
Features and Specifications
The chest piece of this stethoscope features the patented full-orientation acoustic system. It actually comes with the SoundTight GLS technology that serves as the sealant of the sound.
As mentioned, the MDF Instruments ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope features nine configurations. And these mainly include the complete pediatric and infant cardiology configuration.
Moreover, it also features the adult ultra-sensitive diaphragm that is non-chill. And because of this, the C3 Cardiology stethoscope can highly provide a secured acoustic transmission from 100 Hz up to 1000 Hz. On the other hand, the cardiology bells can provide low frequencies from 20 Hz up to 100 Hz.
Build and Structure
In terms of the build and structure of this stethoscope, I find this model very comfortable and ergonomic. In fact, when I use for hours, I don’t feel any strain or pain in both of my ears. Thanks to its comfort-seal ear tips, users are allowed to choose as to what size of the ear tips will best fit. Also, the comfort-seal feature makes the sound more isolate that adds to the overall sound security.
But in reference to the point of being ergonomic, the aspect that really holds this feature is the headset. As it happens, the headset of this stethoscope features the ergonomax and safety-lock functions that promote safety and security to both of the users and patients.
Alongside the technical specifications, the ProCardial C3 Cardiology stethoscope is pretty sleek in terms of its appearance. And not to mention that this model comes in five color variations including black, royal blue, purple, emerald green, and burgundy. But I prefer the black model or the ‘noirnoir’ among all.
Durability and Materials
Aside from the impressive structure and features, the next thing that I love about the MDF Instruments stethoscopes (not only this model) is that they are all durable. And durable in the sense that all of their products, especially stethoscopes, are handcrafted.
The chest-piece and headset are all made from stainless steel. Although MDF Instrument offers the same model that instead uses titanium for these parts, the stainless steel model will already work its wonders. As for the eartips, this stethoscope uses a soft silicone material that is free from phthalate and latex.
For the dual-lumen non-stick acoustic tubing, it is built using a much thicker and denser type of PVC that is also latex-free.
Cost and Warranty Terms
From the looks of this MDF ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope review, it seemingly appears that this stethoscope is quite expensive in comparison to the other models and units.
As it happens, the price of this stethoscope falls below $150 including all parts and additional inclusions. While it may seem too expensive, especially for beginners and first-time users, it is important for you to note that stethoscope having these kinds of features will cost more than this if you choose to buy from other brands. Hence, this is already a steal if you ask me.
And not to mention, all products of MDF Instruments has a lifetime warranty and unlimited free parts for life. So, if you are worried about repairs and other concerns after the sales, the warranty terms will definitely seal the deal.
Drawbacks of The MDF Instruments ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope
Now, from all the features and specifications given – it seems that the MDF Instruments ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope is a perfect stethoscope for any professional in the medical field. And it may also appear that all of these are too good to be true.
In reality, all of the said features and specs are fact. And believe me, I’ve tried it several times and I can attest to the features. However, here are some of the drawbacks that you may want to check as well:
- This stethoscope is too bulky and too rigid
- The tubing is very stiff
- It’s pretty heavy
If you want to dig deeper about these points of drawbacks, this video might help you:
All in all, this MDF ProCardial C3 Cardiology Stethoscope review concludes that this stethoscope has a great set of features and innovative solutions designed for the medical industry. But while it’s too heavy and bulky that it causes irritation and inconvenience to a few users, these drawbacks do not really equate to the good sides of the stethoscope. Hence, I would highly recommend this stethoscope.