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Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH

Internist with a specialization in cardiology and Medmastery course director from Salzburg, Austria.
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Why I love to teach


I am a docent for internal medicine at the Medical University of Vienna. After attending medical school, I did my master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright student. I’m passionate about teaching. I love to take difficult concepts and make them super easy so that everyone can understand them.

Latest articles with Franz

Prescribing NOACs in atrial fibrillation (AF)

As of 2019, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are preferred over warfarin for the treatment of nonvalvular AF. Learn more about selecting the appropriate anticoagulant for your atrial fibrillation patients.
14th Nov 2022 • 1m read

The four pillars of atrial fibrillation (AF) management

Rate control, rhythm control, and anticoagulation have traditionally been the three pillars of AF management. Learn about the addition of a fourth pillar and what this means for your atrial fibrillation patients.
8th Nov 2022 • 1m read

Choosing a rate control medication for atrial fibrillation (AF)

New onset AF generally involves slowing the ventricular rate, restoring sinus rhythm, and then maintaining a normal heart rate. Learn more about the first step of rate control using medications.
8th Nov 2022 • 1m read

Using HAS-BLED scoring to assess bleeding risk

There is a need to balance stroke prevention and bleeding risk when prescribing anticoagulants. Learn more about which elements of a patient's history increase their HAS-BLED score and therefore their bleeding risk.
8th Nov 2022 • 1m read

Choosing the right hypertension medication for your patient

What is the most suitable antihypertensive agent for the general population? How does the recommendation change when the patient has diabetes or albuminuria? Would your drug of choice differ for Black patients? What antihypertensive drugs should you avoid in patients who want to get pregnant? In this video, Franz presents the answers based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC / AHA) 2017 guidelines.
11th Mar 2022 • 4m read

Classification of hypertension

What are the modifiable and relatively fixed risk factors for hypertension? When does a blood pressure reading constitute hypertension? In this video, we provide you with the answers based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC / AHA) 2017 guidelines.
11th Mar 2022 • 2m read

How to manage osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

Quickly memorize everything you need to know about osteoporosis in postmenopausal women by watching this short, lively video. We’ll use fun memory tactics to make it ridiculously simple to memorize 90% of the information in just one viewing!
22nd Oct 2021 • 1m read

How the Personalization Principle can boost the effectiveness of your teaching

In this video, we'll look at the 5 key rules that all medical teachers should follow (yet don't) and why this one tiny tweak will keep learners hanging onto your every word.
22nd Jul 2021 • 4m read

Studies on the Redundancy Principle and how it inhibits learning

In this video, from our Teaching Masterclass: The Psychology of Learning course, we're going to look at a couple of super interesting experiments demonstrating this principle, and a handy rule of thumb that'll improve the quality of your teaching by 1000x.
22nd Jul 2021 • 4m read

How the Redundancy Principle inhibits learning

Bullet points are one of the worst teaching sins you can commit in a presentation. Why? It's an example of the Redundancy Principle in action. In this video, you'll discover what this Principle means and why most medical presentations are actually anti-learning as a result.
22nd Jul 2021 • 4m read

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