DVT and PE are treated essentially the same. In this chapter you will discover what is the treatment's strategy using heparin (often LMWH) and warfarin. In the case of a recurrent event, warfarin may be continued for life. If blood thinners aren't able to be used, a filter can be placed to prevent the clot from travelling to the lungs. If symptoms are very severe, removal of the clot from the vein, usually by thrombolysis, can be undertakeN.