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Jan Misugi in Captain Tsubasa as an Educational Example for Children with Congenital Heart Disease

Nicolas Kluger1,2, Philippe Charlier3,4, Antonio Perciaccante3,5,*

1 Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
2 Société Française des Sciences Humaines sur la Peau, Maison de la Dermatologie, Paris, France
3 Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ (EA “LAAB”-Laboratoire Anthropologie Archéologie Biologie) UFR des Sciences de la Santé, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
4 Direction, Département de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris, France
5 Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Giuliano Isontina, Department of Medicine, “San Giovanni di Dio” Hospital, Gorizia, Italy

* Corresponding Author: Antonio Perciaccante. Email: email Azienda

Congenital Heart Disease 2020, 15(3), 163-165.


Introduction: Visual narratives such as manga, comics and cartoons can play an important role in educating readers on various aspects of life including medicine and disabilities. Methods: We reviewed the animated series entitled “Captain Tsubasa”, focusing our analysis on the episodes which introduced the character Jun Misugi, a football player suffering from an unspecified congenital heart disease (CHD). Discussion: For a child with a CHD, the practice of sports could be risky but also an opportunity to improve heart function and reach personal fulfillment. CHD have an important impact on children’s quality of life, and sports participation has beneficial effects on quality of life, weight loss, and exercise capacity, in patients with CHD. Restricting sports could have a negative impact on quality of life, and on the disease acceptance in children with CHD. The story of Jan Misugi could be considered as an educational medical tool to sensitize children with CHD who face sport’ restriction.


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Kluger, N., Charlier, P., Perciaccante, A. (2020). Jan Misugi in Captain Tsubasa as an Educational Example for Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenital Heart Disease, 15(3), 163–165.

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