Franz is an internist with a specialization in cardiology and Medmastery course director from Salzburg, Austria.
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.
Courses with Franz
ECG Mastery: Yellow Belt
ECG Mastery: Blue Belt
COVID Mini: The Disease
COVID Mini: Diagnostics
Teaching Masterclass: Creating an Online Course
Teaching Masterclass: The Psychology of Learning
Atrial Fibrillation Management Essentials
Medical Treatment of Heart Failure
Guides with Franz
Blood Gas Analysis Clinical Guide
Mechanical Ventilation Clinical Guide
Noninvasive Ventilation Clinical Guide
Malaria Clinical Guide
Headaches Clinical Guide
Emergency Procedures Clinical Guide
Emergency medicine and critical care
Brain CT Clinical Guide
Neurology Diseases Clinical Guide
Liver Lab Clinical Guide
Abdominal Examination Clinical Guide
Clinical reasoning and examination
Ultrasound Clinical Guide: Arteries of the Legs
Interpreting the Medical Literature Mini Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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