There is, and always will be debates about the terminology sometimes used on this forum. I think it is sometimes easy for folk to forget that the primary purpose of the forum is to help AF patients to understand their condition better and how best to cope with their symptoms. Cast your memories back to when you were first diagnosed and how scared you were when first told you had AF. Remember how you reacted when you were first told about a lifetime of beta blockers, anticoagulants or even the dreaded term blood thinners 😳 etc etc. Over time, and as confidence increases it’s easy to become less concerned about using the right terminology especially if the terms used are commonly used by those who ought to know better but use the term out of habit.
Those of us who contribute regularly to this forum, especially volunteers, try to always remember the newbies who may not necessarily post, but follow the posts earnestly to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition. This is why we try to use the correct terminology because it may help to reduce the fear factor if they understand warfarin and DOAC’s do not thin blood so you are not going to bleed to death if you cut yourself. Ever mindful that this might discourage them from taking their medication.
Similarly, an Ablation is a procedure, not an operation. If you know a bit about having an ablation then the difference is probably not important but try seeing it through the eyes of a Newbie. A heart operation sounds like a terrible ordeal, especially when the sternum has to be cut etc etc. Fortunately, this bears absolutely no relation to having an Ablation procedure which is much simpler and by far less risky than any operation.
By all means comment, but there can be no logical argument for using the wrong terminology if it has the potential of increasing patients concern and also requires more letters to type!
Just a personal view........