For some reason my blood pressure was a giant number yesterday - one step below "go to the emergency room" level. I can't explain why.
Anyway, I tried all the medicines and tricks I normally use to control it to no avail.
So, I moved to the patio and fired up a Bolivar. I don't know the exact size - a little longer and snaller than a typical robusto. Anyway, very nice. It finally got difficult to draw (my humidors are overstuffed and the cigars are suffering a little) and I switched to a budget brand Cuban Crafters. Not a bad cigar at all.
Result: blood pressure down 30 points. Probably not the treatment most cardiologists should recommend...but it seems to work for me....