Clinical comparison of acoustic and electronic stethoscopes and design of a new electronic stethoscope

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Mar 1;81(5):653-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00977-6.


This clinical study was performed to evaluate the advantages and limitations of 3 acoustic stethoscopes and 3 electronic stethoscopes. It shows that it is possible to design a new electronic stethoscope by considering the advantages of both the acoustic and electronic stethoscopes.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acoustics
  • Electronics, Medical
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Stethoscopes*