The Ross Heart Failure Classification was developed to provide a global assessment of heart failure severity in infants, and has subsequently been modified to apply to all pediatric ages. The modified Ross Classification incorporates feeding difficulties, growth problems, and symptoms of exercise intolerance into a numeric score comparable with the NYHA classification for adults.
The Rochester criteria were developed to identify febrile infants aged 60 days or younger at low-risk of bacterial infection and do not include cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing.
Criteria for Chronic Respiratory Failure due to Cardiopulmonary Disorders in Infants and Children
Decreased inspiratory breath sounds
Increased retractions, use of accessory muscles
Cyanosis breathing room air
Decreased level of normal activity/function
Poor weight gain (mass) (IMPORTANT)