Ten close relatives of Dardie Robinson's have died suddenly, of apparent heart issues, the Wall Street Journal reports. Her grandmother died at 61; her dad at 63; an uncle at 56; and another uncle at 42, all of apparent heart attacks.

But after her 29-year-old son died due to an irregular heartbeat while taking a nap, she was spurred to find out more about what was going on.

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