Born with a heart condition: the clinical implications of the poly vagal theory

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Abstract

Being born with a heart condition presents increased vulnerability to a number of psychosocial difficulties, including anxiety, depression, developmental delay, infant feeding & oral motor problems, which have previously been accounted for by secondary factors. Here, I propose Porges’ Poly Vagal Theory offers a more holistic account. Since the heart is central to our nervous system congenital cardiac anomalies may compromise Neuroception which could account for some of these psychosocial difficulties. This has implications across the lifespan providing strategies to optimise normal development of social & defensive behaviours & inform to therapeutic interventions, explored here drawing on psychological theories & personal experience.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Subtitle of host publicationThe Emerence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies
EditorsStephen W. Porges, Deborah A. Dana
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018

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Nervous System Malformations
Psychological Theory
Anxiety
Depression
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • poly vagal theory
  • congenital heart disease
  • psychocardiology
  • medical psychology
  • social engagment system

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Morton, L. (2018). Born with a heart condition: the clinical implications of the poly vagal theory. In S. W. Porges, & D. A. Dana (Eds.), Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emerence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies New York.
Morton, Liza. / Born with a heart condition : the clinical implications of the poly vagal theory. Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emerence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies. editor / Stephen W. Porges ; Deborah A. Dana. New York, 2018.
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Morton L. Born with a heart condition: the clinical implications of the poly vagal theory. In Porges SW, Dana DA, editors, Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emerence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies. New York. 2018