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.

Cardiomyopathy


Related Terms

  • Congestive Cardiomyopathy
  • Constrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertrophic Nonobstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocardiopathy
  • Primary Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Differential Diagnosis

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Arteriosclerotic heart disease
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Frank pulmonary disease
  • Hypertensive emergency
  • Myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericardial disease
  • Psychogenic dyspnea
  • Toxicity (cocaine, amphetamine, heavy metals, thyroid hormone)
  • Valvular heart disease

Specialists

  • Cardiovascular Internist
  • Thoracic Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Infection
  • Obesity
  • Recreational drug use including alcohol
  • Tobacco abuse

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that influence disability include the age of individual, age of patient at onset of disease, extent of disease at diagnosis, presence of comorbid chronic illness, and response to therapy.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
425.4 - Cardiomyopathy, Other Primary
425.5 - Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
425.7 - Nutritional and Metabolic Cardiomyopathy
425.8 - Cardiomyopathy in Other Diseases Classified Elsewhere
425.9 - Cardiomyopathy, Secondary, Unspecified
674.50 - Other and Unspecified Complications of The Puerperium, Not Elsewhere Classified, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, Unspecified as to Episode of Care or Not Applicable
674.51 - Other and Unspecified Complications of The Puerperium, Not Elsewhere Classified, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, Delivered, with or without Mention of Antepartum Condition
674.52 - Other and Unspecified Complications of The Puerperium, Not Elsewhere Classified, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, Delivered, with Mention of Postpartum Complication
674.53 - Other and Unspecified Complications of The Puerperium, Not Elsewhere Classified, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, Antepartum Condition or Complication
674.54 - Other and Unspecified Complications of The Puerperium, Not Elsewhere Classified, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, Postpartum Condition or Complication

Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation programs include individuals with cardiomyopathy and provide a supervised exercise program to maintain strength and efficiency of the heart muscle. Individually designed exercise programs for cardiomyopathy progress on an as-tolerated basis that is considered safe for each individual.

FREQUENCY OF REHABILITATION VISITS
Nonsurgical
SpecialistCardiomyopathy
Cardiac RehabilitationUp to 2-5 visits per week within 3-12 weeks.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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