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Prof. Christian Müller, Head of Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel at the University Hospital Basel (img: USB)

Prof. Christian Müller, Head of Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel at the University Hospital Basel (img: USB)

05.12.2019

Christian Müller is a leading global researcher

The Basel heart specialist Christian Müller is one of the most frequently cited researchers in the world. The professor leads the Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel at the University Hospital Basel.

The Web of Science Group has published its ranking of the most cited researchers in the world. Christian Müller is in the top one per cent in his field, according to the University Hospital Basel. In a statement the hospital writes that the award attests to “the leading clinical and scientific role played by the University Hospital Basel in cardiovascular medicine in Switzerland”. The award also highlights the significance of cardiovascular research at the University of Basel.

Müller has been involved in numerous innovative approaches and important developments – from improving the diagnosis of heart attacks in women to the first implant of a wireless pacemaker and the new approach making heart operations safer. Only recently, a work was published in the “New England Journal of Medicine” (NEJM) in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel (CRIB) that Müller heads. The publication of the work, on improving the early detection of an acute heart attack, was the “ultimate accolade”, wrote the University Hospital in June.  

For 20 years, Christian Müller has been working on areas such as “the clinical use of biomarkers for the early detection of heart failure and acute heart attacks”. With colleagues, he has developed algorithms for the containment and exclusion of acute heart attacks, which are recommended in the guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology.   

The Web of Science Group belongs to the data company Clarivate Analytics. Its ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” features 6,216 scientists. The ranking is based on scientific work published and cited between 2008 and 2019, according to the University Hospital Basel.  

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