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Dr. Mircea Petrina

Cardiology
Westminster, CO
25 years experience male

Locations

Western Cardiology Associates

Westminster, CO

Address

8300 Alcott Ave, Suite 100, Westminster, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(303) 484-3634

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Mircea Petrina was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where he was raised and educated; he graduated from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, General Medicine, top in his class. After a year of internship in the same city, he started an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, followed by a research fellowship in Cardiovascular Outcomes at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He then moved to Chicago for a Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital, University of Illinois and returned to the Detroit area for an Interventional Fellowship at DMC/Harper Hospital, Wayne State University. He has been in private practice since 2009 in Westminster, Colorado where he specializes in peripheral arterial disease prevention, screening, diagnosing and treatment. He is an active staff member, member of the Physician Advisory Committee at North Suburban Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Rocky Vista University.  

Specialties
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Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Italian, Romanian

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: The running shoes will protect you from the impact with the ground and provide facilitate even running.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
If properly prepared: Would be healthy. Eat less walk more!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
No: It was an old dogma but its not true any longer.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
It is normal: To sense ones fast heart beating.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
They have poor: Blood flow and thus immune protection. Also they are exposed to turbulent intracardiac flow.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Men start ten years earlier and have more typical angina.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Eat less, walk more: No diet works if it is not balanced and combined with exercising. Talk to your OB doc!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
See a dermatologist: There is exercise or cold induced urticaria. But it might be normal!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Take it as: Prescribed. That's why your BP is well controlled!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: They could have a different glycemic index depending on composition and type. Meaning, they stimulate Insulin secretion differently.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: It should get better in a few weeks. If persistent let your doc know!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes if sustained: Increase heart rates, sustained even for a short period of time can cause heart failure.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
They should not: Charge you for asking questions as we are not paid when answering them! see a doctor! healthcare is expensive and it cannot be done over the phone!
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: There is no know interaction.
A female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Depends: Which lipid class you will be treating, so it might not be niacin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
No: The heart will collapse though if the inflammation will cause enough fluid accumulation over a short period of time.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
No: Unless you have diabetes on drugs or insulin.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
It is normal: It does it naturally by direct heart stimulation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
No: Ask your doc, if you have a lung clot you belong in a hospital.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Follow your surgeon : Advice. I would build up slowly starting when allowed.
A member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Are you seeing: A cardiologist? He would be the best to go over your echoes an reassure you!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
If your heart failur: E is caused by alcohol, no. Even if not, still probably a bad idea!
A female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Good enough: But then you will need a doctor to interpret it based on your risk profile.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Easy: No diet works if it is not balanced and combined with exercising. Eat less walk more!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
No!: It can only cause dry mouth!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Usually not: You have palpitations or other conditions for which you need to see your doc!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Balanced diet: Seek the help of a personal trainer at your local gym.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
The other way around: A good digestion allows all nutrients to be metabolized and eventually converted to fat.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Likely neuropathy: Meaning a damaged or pinched nerve.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Eat less: Exercise more. Easy to say and if it does not work, bariatric surgery evaluation!
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Could be neuromuscul: Ar. If associated with exercise or stress and if you are at risk for heart disease, please see your doctor.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Do not see a problem: It will probably be better if you have a meal 30 minutes after exercise. Talk to your fitness instructor and nutritionist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Yoga teaches self restraint.
A member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Usually lower chest, but it can be located somewhere else. Talk to your doc about your cardiac risk factors.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Any: Except if having an episode acutely i would avoid starting beta blockers then.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
So your body: Can keep up with the new metabolic needs.
A member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: I actually recommend it to my patients who cannot do it all in one sitting.
A member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
A professional: Opinion. Your test will be reviewed and option presented. Medication or ablation and avoidance of stimulants, further testing could be offered.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes!: Running is probably the most effective way to lose weight when combined with dieting. Beware of bad knees!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Nobody can tell: Please follow your doctors advices closely!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Difficult to say: But you might live longer!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
All over: Every limb and organ has them.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
A way to demonstrate: The absence of a lung clot.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
It is perfused: By arteries with blood pumped by the heart. It also helps clear the toxins from the blood via the liver. The interactions are multiple.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Don't change your diet, so no sugars!
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
It doesn't normally: When adult, the heart has the same size as your fist. Certain conditions such as some forms of heart failure could make it grow.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Should not be a problem!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: But they are usually unsafe or can have detrimental side effects on the cardiovascular system.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Petrina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Petrina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I was always told that as a young woman, I should take calcium to prevent osteoporosis later in life.
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Sir, thanks 4 your advice. I will be glad if you Pls write more on it.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Iuliu Hatieganu', Romania
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

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