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.

Coronary Bypass


Related Terms

  • Bypass Surgery
  • CABG-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • CPB-Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Open Heart Surgery

Specialists

  • Cardiovascular Surgeon
  • Thoracic Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability may depend on severity of pre-existing CAD, type of surgical treatment used (open vs. minimally invasive), individual response to surgical treatment, underlying medical conditions (e.g., diabetes), development of complications, and specific job requirements including activity level.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
36.10 - Aortocoronary Bypass for Heart Revascularization NOS, Direct Revascularization: Cardiac with Catheter Stent, Prothesis, or Vein Graft, Coronary with Catheter Stent, Prothesis, or Vein Graft, Heart Muscle with Catheter Stent, Prothesis, or Vein Graft, Myocardial with Catheter Stent, Prothesis, or Vein Graft, Heart Revascularization NOS
36.11 - Aortocoronary Bypass of One Coronary Artery
36.12 - Aortocoronary Bypass of Two Coronary Arteries
36.13 - Aortocoronary Bypass of Three Coronary Arteries
36.14 - Aortocoronary Bypass of Four or More Coronary Arteries
36.15 - Single Internal Mammary-coronary Artery Bypass; Anastomosis (Single): Mammary Artery to Coronary Artery, Thoracic Artery to Coronary Artery
36.16 - Double Internal Mammary-coronary Artery Bypass; Anastomosis, Double: Mammary Artery to Coronary Artery, Thoracic Artery to Coronary Artery
36.17 - Abdominal-coronary Artery Bypass; Anastomosis: Gastroepiploic-coronary Artery
36.19 - Bypass Anastomosis for Heart Revascularization, Other




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