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Arterial Lines

Arterial Lines

The insertion of the arterial lines catheter by means of a blind palpation technique, without ultrasound guidance, sometimes requires multiple attempts and thus contributes to patient discomfort and predisposes the patient to bleeding and arterial spasm.

Successful arterial catheterization can be challenging in patients who are obese and in patients with edema, hypotension, or vascular anomalies, such as tortuous vessels The SIFULTRAS-3.5 Ultrasound guidance can be more effective than palpation for the insertion of a radial arterial catheter in such patients.

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