Leadercath Arterial Catheter

single lumen arterial catheter - red hub

Leadercath Arterial is a single lumen arterial catheter for safe and reliable arterial puncture using the ‘classic’ Seldinger technique in adult patients requiring short-term therapy.

Suitable for critical or intensive care and acute settings, the Leadercath arterial catheter is often used for more accurate haemodynamic monitoring and repeated arterial blood sampling. Also suitable for hypotensive or peripherally vasoconstricted patients.

Designed for patient safety and ease of use.

Vygon Code: N/A

Unique Selling Points

Insert with classic Seldinger technique for higher success rates

Anti-kink collar maintains patency

Winged hub for secure fixation

Red hub for easy identification

Easy insert soft-tipped guidewire

Suitable for up to 30-day use

Arterial Insertion Packs available

About Product

Leadercath Arterial: Single Lumen Arterial Catheter:

Leadercath arterial is the market leading catheter for arterial access for adult patients, inserted by the ‘classic’ Seldinger technique.


Suitability and Use:

Used for invasive continuous arterial pressure measurement or to allow for repeated arterial blood sampling.

Suitable for short-term therapy up to 30 days when clinically necessary.

Common insertion sites are the radial, brachial and femoral arteries. Less frequently used insertion sites include the ulnar, axillary, posterior tibial and dorsal pedis arteries.

Using the classic Seldinger technique makes arterial puncture easier particularly in hypotensive patients, or those with weak peripheral pulse, or when arteries are narrowed (atherosclerosis).


Designed for Patient Safety and Ease of Use:

  • Insertion with the classic Seldinger technique for higher success rates
  • Anti-kink collar maintains patency
  • Winged hub for secure fixation
  • Red hub for easy identification
  • Easy insert soft-tipped guidewire
  • Suitable for up to 30-day use
  • Arterial Insertion packs available (link)


Contraindications to arterial catheterisation:

  • Active Raynaud’s syndrome,
  • Thromboangitis obliterans,
  • Abnormalities in vessel anatomy at the puncture site.
  • On a paralysed or traumatised arm
  • On the same side as an orthopaedic implant


Precautions for Arterial Catheterisation:

  • The using physician should be familiar with and undertake all standard precautions to avoid complications associated with the introduction and the use of Seldinger catheters and their accessories or components.
  • Observe strict aseptic technique according to established pro­tocol.
  • Single use. Re-use of this device may change its mecha­nical or biological features and may cause device failure, allergic reactions or bacterial infections.
  • Store the product at room temperature, away from light and humidity.
  • Flush catheter and accessories/components (if applicable) according to establi­shed protocol, to limit the risk of air embolism and detect potential defect of the device
  • Do not expose these devices to prolonged contact with alcohol, acetone or solvent-based disinfectants and sprays. They can weaken or damage devices material.
  • Allow the disinfectant to dry before dressing.
  • Do not clamp the catheter tube at any times as this will cause damage.
  • Do not use for power injection.
  • Never inject drugs via an arterial catheter.


Training, Support and Education

Leadercath Arterial is a core part of the critical care range of arterial access devices from Vygon UK. With access to dedicated training and education, combined with clinical tools, services and solutions to support your healthcare professionals and patients.

  • One radio-opaque catheter with an anti-kink collar and red winged hub for easy identification and securement.
  • One puncture needle
  • One straight stainless – steel radio-opaque guidewire with one supple extremity

For more information, please refer to the Leadercath IFU document.


Product Notes

  • Clean area in accordance with your hospital/departmental protocol
  • Catheters should be handled using strict aseptic-non-touch-techniques
  • Catheters introduced by a classic Seldinger technique into the radial, brachial and femoral arteries (other access sites are also possible).
  • Indicated for short term therapy (until 30 days)


Product Compatibility

The Leadercath Arterial Catheters are compatible with Vygon’s Mostcare Up Haemodynamic monitor. Please contact your Vygon representative to discuss.


UOI Units: Each

UOI: 1

Contains Latex: No

Contains DEHP: No

Pyrogen Free: Yes

Sterile Medical Device: Yes

Product Support

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Sven-Ivar Seldinger

"“My technique was the result of an idea...Vygon developed that idea with skill and innovation, resulting in an excellent product which I highly recommend.” "


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