Allowing you more time to place arterial catheters under less pressure.


ArterioSel® provides a classic Seldinger technique for arterial cannulation with minimal blood loss and clear visualisation of arterial access.

Insertion of arterial lines into small vessels can be technically challenging, particularly if the patient is hypotensive or peripherally vasoconstricted. Leadercath arterial offers the classic Seldinger method. This technique has demonstrated a significantly higher rate of success than the direct threading method.

S. C. Beards, et al recommend the use of a classic Seldinger technique for arterial line insertion.1

The visualisation chamber allows you to clearly see when you have accessed the artery. Blood pulsates in the specially calibrated chamber while the blood control valve minimises the loss of blood during needle insertion.

Minimal blood loss means minimal exposure to blood for clinicians and therefore reducing potential exposure to blood borne viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

1    Funnelled hub
Ensures smooth transition of the guidewire.

2    Blood control valve
Minimises the risk of blood exposure to clinicians.

Reduces blood loss.

3    Visualisation chamber
Blood pulsating in a contained extension tube is confirmation that you have positioned the catheter in the artery, even in hypotensive patients.

The visualisation chamber is calibrated to let you see pulsating blood, for blood pressures from 30mmHg – 260mmHg, as illustrated.

4    Rotating chamber
Allows you to reposition the needle bevel so the visualisation chamber does not affect line of sight.

  • Classic Seldinger
    for a higher success rate
  • Anti-kink collar
    maintaining patency
  • Winged hub
    for secure fixation
  • Red hub
    for easy identification
  • Soft tipped guidewire
    for easy insertion


  1.  S. C. Beards, et al. A comparison of arterial lines and insertion techniques in critically ill patients.