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ChristinaD87 posted:
I recently went to the ER due to chest pains, I just followed up with my
primary care physician today and they gave me all of the hospital
notes. As I read over it I was wondering what the phrase,
"mild stranding in the anterior mediastinum is seen probably age related changes" meant. is mild stranding something to worry about or to get checked out? They also noted, "There do appear to be small medastinal lymph nodes."

I want to fully understand what is going on, so I know whether its something to worry about.

thanks for your help.

-Christina
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello and welcome, Christina!

I'm sorry to hear about the chest pains, but I'm glad you followed up with your physician. The best way to get an accurate understanding of the ER notes, is to ask your doctor. He or she has your full hospital records to refer to, and can put the phrases into context as they apply to you.

Your doctor will be able to explain them and hopefully put your mind at ease.

Write back with an update if you get a chance,

Mare
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. -Marie Curie


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