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Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH

Franz is the founder and CEO of Medmastery. He is an internist with a specialization in cardiology and a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
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Why I love to teach


I noticed the bottleneck in learning echo when I was training at the Medical University of Vienna, which is why I founded Medmastery. I wanted to create a platform where medical experts from around the world could help teach clinical skills to address the gaps in continuing education. I’m passionate about teaching and I love taking difficult concepts and making them super easy so that everyone can understand them.

Latest articles with Franz

Cardiology Digest Podcast : Episode #5

In this episode...apixaban or warfarin, what is best for patients with an On-X mechanical aortic valve? Are popular home blood pressure devices validated? Which ambulatory blood pressure readings best predict mortality?
12th Jun 2023 • 2m read

Cardiology Digest Podcast: Episode #4

In this episode…AI outperforms physicians in doctor-patient communication, perioperative blood pressure management trials, and iron deficiency in heart failure patients.
17th May 2023 • 3m read

Cardiology Digest Podcast: Episode #3

In this episode…Abbreviated Antiplatelet Therapy on high-bleeding-risk patients, COVID-19 and ECG changes, and AI-Generated clinical notes and diagnostic consultations.
11th May 2023 • 3m read

Cardiology Digest Podcast: Episode #2

In this episode…the perks of the Mediterranean diet, inequalities in atherosclerosis prevention, who benefits from cardiac resynchronization therapy, and the worsening of America’s heart health.
4th May 2023 • 3m read

Cardiology Digest Podcast: Episode #1

In this episode…the risks of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, a new drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension, the effects of coffee on the cardiovascular systems, and the financial ties between doctors and companies.
27th Apr 2023 • 2m read

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

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