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The first question on general inspection should be: is there evidence of dysmorphology? A number of dysmorphic syndromes are closely associated with specific heart lesions, and their presence lends a strong clue.
From here the hands are inspected:
Inspection of face:
Inspection of the neck is only useful in the older child - for example in teenagers. Features are similar to the adult cardiovascular examination.
Inspection of the chest: