What is Cardiac Sarcoidosis (CS) ?
Cardiac Sarcoidosis is a life-threatening disease that causes cells to clump together into granulomas that disrupt heart function, with the risk of leading to sudden cardiac death. Current diagnosis methods are uncomfortable, aspecific and complex. More than 100,000 patients are diagnosed with sarcoidosis per year, from which over 25,000 patients have cardiac sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis often affects young people.
Goal of ABSCINT-206
- Follow-up of patients diagnosed with Sarcoidosis
- Early and correct diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
- Prevention of cardiac complications via drugs or medical devices, such as
- Corticosteroid treatment
- Antiarrhythmic treatment
- pacemakers and defibrillators
Direct detection of immune cells (CD-206 positive macrophages) in granuloma