July 25, 2018 / 2:30 PM / a year ago

Siemens Healthineers gets U.S. nod for heart attack tests

BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) - Siemens Healthineers said on Wednesday U.S. health regulators had approved two new tests that can help doctors diagnose more quickly whether a patients is having a heart attack.

The German company said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared two tests that can detect lower levels of troponin I than conventional tests for its Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT diagnostic machines.

Reporting by Caroline Copley, editing by Emma Thomasson

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