How COVID-19 Can Impact the Heart (IMAGE) Biophysical Society Caption Hearts from mice infected with COVID-19 have an increased percentage of fibrosis and dilation of the fibers—a common indicator of early cardiomyopathy in mice Credit Image courtesy of Andrew Marks. Usage Restrictions Use of image beyond the scope of this release requires permission from researcher. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.