Background:  Rhabdomyolysis is an acute condition of muscle cell damage and subsequent release of intracellular components into the  systemic circulation. Potentially, muscle repair mechanisms in these patients could lead to expression of cardiac troponins  in non-heart-cells and release during repair phase, hence leading to false suspicion of acute myocardial infarction. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate cardiac troponin levels in patients with rhabdomyolysis to see whether levels  are influences by non-cardiac disease. Type: Investigator initiated Trial Status: ongoing  Enrolling Centers:  Switzerland:   University Hospital Basel  Cantonal Hospital Aarau University Hospital Zurich  Core Study Team Basel: Important Publications: (click on links to see abstracts) 
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Rhabdomyolyse (Basel XIII)
A Noncardiac Source of Increased Circulating Concentrations of Cardiac Troponin T ?du Fay de Lavallaz J, Zehntner T, Puelacher C, et al. Rhabdomyolysis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 72(23):2936–7.