Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis


Related Terms

  • Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Arteriosclerotic Obliterans
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • Occlusive Arteriosclerosis

Differential Diagnosis

  • Monckeberg's sclerosis
  • Noninfectious arterial inflammation (Takayasu's arteritis, Kawasaki's disease)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa

Specialists

  • Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Physician
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Neurologist
  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Respiratory Disorders

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors include the age of the individual, severity and extent of disease, individual's response to treatment, and any complications.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
414.00 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Unspecified Type of Vessel, Native or Graft
414.01 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Native Coronary Artery
414.02 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Autologous Biological Bypass Graft
414.03 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Nonautologous Biological Bypass Graft
414.04 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Artery Bypass Graft; Internal Mammary Artery
414.05 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Unspecified Type of Bypass Graft
414.06 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Native Coronary Artery of Transplanted Heart
414.07 - Coronary Atherosclerosis; of Bypass Graft (Artery) (Vein) of Transplanted Heart
440.0 - Arteriosclerosis of Aorta
440.1 - Atherosclerosis of Renal Artery
440.20 - Atherosclerosis of the Extremities, Unspecified
440.21 - Atherosclerosis of the Extremities with Intermittent Claudication
440.22 - Atherosclerosis of the Extremities with Rest Pain
440.23 - Atherosclerosis of Native Arteries of the Extremities with Ulceration
440.29 - Atherosclerosis, Arteries of the Extremities, Other
440.30 - Atherosclerosis of Bypass Graft of the Extremities; of Unspecified Graft
440.31 - Atherosclerosis of Bypass Graft of the Extremities; of Autologous Vein Bypass Graft
440.32 - Atherosclerosis of Bypass Graft of the Extremities; of Nonautologous Vein Bypass Graft
440.4 - Chronic Total Occlusion of Artery of the Extremities; Complete Occlusion of Artery of the Extremities; Total Occlusion of Artery of the Extremities
440.8 - Atherosclerosis of Other Specified Arteries
440.9 - Atherosclerosis, Generalized and Unspecified

Prognosis

Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease. It is frequently associated with and complicated by one or more of the clinical problems from ischemia or infarction. It carries a high morbidity and mortality with coronary heart disease being the most frequent cause. However, some individuals may have regression of atherosclerosis related to lipid lowering associated with dietary changes or pharmacologic therapy. Several studies have shown that morbidity, progression, and mortality can be slowed through use of lipid lowering drugs for as little as 18 months of therapy.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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