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Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH

Franz is an internist with a specialization in cardiology and Medmastery course director from Salzburg, Austria.
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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

Classifying left-sided heart failure

Which is more difficult to diagnose, HFpEF or HFrEF? Learn how to differentiate between diastolic and systolic heart failure.
14th Dec 2022 • 1m read

Treating stage C HFrEF

Learn more about how ACE inhibitors, ARBs, heart failure-specific beta-blockers, diuretics, and aldosterone antagonists can be used to treat stage C HFrEF.
13th Dec 2022 • 1m read

Using IV medications in acute decompensated heart failure

You have a patient who just presented to the ER with heart failure. Your first job is to assess their congestion and their perfusion status so you know how to proceed. Learn more about when you should use IV loop diuretics or vasodilators, and when positive inotropes should be employed.
13th Dec 2022 • 1m read

Assessing perfusion and congestion in heart failure patients

Perfusion and congestion should be quickly assessed in heart failure patients in order to guide treatment. Learn when you should use IV vasodilators and diuretics, and to identify when positive inotropes are indicated.
13th Dec 2022 • 1m read

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

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