January 20, 2005


A. Ernest Whiton
Chief Financial Officer
ZOLL Medical Corporation
+1 (978) 421-9655


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
+1 (978) 421-9637


ZOLL Medical Corporation to Speak at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference

Thursday, January 20, 2005 – Chelmsford, MA,– ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and software solutions, today announced that Richard A. Packer, its President and Chief Executive Officer and A. Ernest Whiton, its Chief Financial Officer will speak at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 in New York City at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference. Mr. Packer will discuss ZOLL’s business highlights and its financial results and outlook. In addition, he may answer one or more questions concerning business and financial developments, matters and trends, some of the responses to which may contain information that has not been previously disclosed.

The audio presentation will be webcast live over the Internet at http://www.piperjaffray.com/hcwebcast.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that can help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets software that automates the documentation and management of both clinical and non-clinical data.

ZOLL has operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Australia, and Austria. 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.