September 1, 2004

FOR: ZOLL Medical Corporation

INVESTOR CONTACT: A. Ernest Whiton
Chief Financial Officer
ZOLL Medical Corporation
(978) 421-9655
PRESS CONTACT: Robert Minicucci
Corporate Communications Manager
ZOLL Medical Corporation
+1 (978) 421-9832
rminicucci@zoll.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ZOLL MEDICAL SHIPS MORE THAN 500 AED PLUS UNITS TO SUPPORT U.S. TROOP EFFORTS IN REBUILDING IRAQ

Wednesday, September 01, 2004 – CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and software solutions, announced today that it has completed an expedited shipment of 518 ZOLL AED Plus™ automated external defibrillators to support U.S. troop efforts in the rebuilding of Iraq. Forty-five units were delivered to the Al Tadji Army Base. The remaining units, delivered to the Republican Presidential Compound in Baghdad, are being deployed as part of the Iraq Reconstruction Program.

“ZOLL has been supplying products to the U.S. Military since 1995, and our products are used throughout all service branches,” said Richard A. Packer, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL. “We are proud that the AED Plus will be used to support our troops and to help rebuild Iraq’s healthcare infrastructure.”

The ZOLL AED Plus was designed for conditions that are currently found in Iraq. It can be used in temperatures up to 122 degrees and stored in temperatures up to 158 degrees. Additionally, the AED Plus has the highest Particle and Water Ingress rating in the industry (IP-55). No other AED has this rating. The AED Plus can also be preconfigured so that, if desired, rescuers can have voice and text prompts in Arabic.

The ZOLL AED Plus is the only AED that helps rescuers perform effective CPR because it allows them to see and hear how well they are performing the rate and depth of chest compressions during CPR. This real-time feedback mechanism makes the ZOLL AED Plus the only AED that can help assess and treat nearly every sudden cardiac arrest victim, making it the only Full-Rescue AED available today that supports the full Chain of Survival.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) designs, manufactures, markets, and/or sells non-invasive resuscitation devices and software solutions. They include pacing and defibrillation devices (ZOLL’s M Series™ and AED Plus™, and LIFECOR, Inc.’s LifeVest™ and Life-Padz™ WCD 3000S Wearable Defibrillators), circulatory assist devices (Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.’s ResQPOD® Circulatory Enhancer and Revivant Corporation’s AutoPulse™); and a fluid resuscitation product called the Power Infuser™, manufactured by Infusion Dynamics, a division of ZOLL. These devices help healthcare professionals, emergency medical service providers, and first responders diagnose and treat victims of trauma, as well as sudden cardiac arrest.

Additionally, through its subsidiary ZOLL Data Systems, ZOLL designs and markets software that automates the collection and management of both clinical and non-clinical data. With direct operations, international offices, and business partners in all of the world’s major markets, ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.zoll.com or call +1 (978) 421-9655.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development of the Company’s business, our ability to differentiate our products from others on the market, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 18, 2004.

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Copyright © 2004 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. AED Plus, Life-Padz,
M Series, and Power Infuser are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. The LifeVest System is a trademark of LIFECOR, Inc. The ResQPOD is a registered trademark of Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. The AutoPulse Resuscitation System is a trademark of Revivant Corporation. ZOLL is a registered trademark of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.