Mattis Flyvholm Ranthe, MD

Mattis Flyvholm Ranthe
PhD student
Statens Serum Institut
5 Artillerivej
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
+45 3268 3268


Mattis Ranthe's (MD, PhD) research has a focus on cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, premature death, and familial aggregation of these conditions. Mattis has concluded a PhD study in the field of cardiovascular epidemiology, thesis title was "Epidemiological Studies of Lone Atrial Fibrillation and Atheroslcerotic Diseases.

Research area

Primarily nationwide cohort studies examining familial aspects of cardiovascular diseases, ischemic heart disease and arrhythmias in particular. Current and past projects have focused on risks conferred by a family history of coronary artery disease, sudden cardiac death and premature death, along with a broader focus on cardiovascular disease and risk factors for atherosclerosis. Mattis completed his PhD study in 2013 and defended his thesis in mid-2014.

Prices and awards


Junior Researcher Poster Prize, St George´s University London Cardiovascular Research Group Annual Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death


Young Investigator Award, Oral Pres., Satellite Meeting, European Atherosclerosis Society

Young Investigator Award, 3rd prize, Oral Pres., Annual Scientific Meeting, Danish Society of Cardiology

Selected publications

Ranthe MF, Andersen EAW, Bundgaard H, Wohlfahrt J, Melbye M, Boyd HA. Pregnancy loss and later risk of atherosclerotic diseases, Circulation, Online before print, March 27, 2013. PMID: 23536362 

Ranthe MF, Winkel BG, Anderson EAW, Risgaard B, Wohlfahrt J, Bundgaard H, Haunsø S, Melbye M, Tfelt-Hansen J, Boyd HA. Risk of cardiovascular disease in family members of young sudden cardiac death victims. Eur Heart J 2013; 34(7):503-511. PMID: 23150455 

Rungø C, Basit S, Ranthe MF, Wohlfahrt J, Langholz E, Jess T. Risk of ischemic heart disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease - A nationwide Danish cohort study. Gut, Online before print Sep 26. 2012. PMID: 22961677 

Øyen N, Ranthe MF, Carstensen L, Boyd HA, Olesen MS, Olesen SP, Wohlfarht J, Melbye M. Familial aggregation of lone atrial fibrillation in young persons. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012; 60(10):917-921 PMID: 22726627 

Ranthe MF, Carstensen L, Øyen N, Tfelt-Hansen J, Christiansen M, McKenna W, Wohlfarht J, Melbye M, Boyd HA. Family history of premature death and risk of early-onset cardiovascular disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012; 60(9):814-821. PMID: 22917005