January 25, 2005


ZOLL Medical Corporation Announces Change to Management Team

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 – Chelmsford, MA, – ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and software solutions, today announced the appointment of Alex N. Moghadam, 40, to the position of Vice President of International. Mr. Moghadam will replace the retiring E. J. Jones, who has lead ZOLL’s International Operations since 1998. Mr. Moghadam will report to Richard A. Packer, the Company’s President and CEO.

Prior to joining ZOLL Medical, Mr. Moghadam spent 10 years with Thermo Electron Corporation in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the International area. Most recently, Mr. Moghadam headed the $200M instrument business of Thermo Electron’s Bioscience Technologies Division covering Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Moghadam also has extensive experience in the Far East having lived in Hong Kong and China for a number of years and was instrumental in building business throughout Asia. Early in his career, he was also responsible for sales to Latin America. Mr. Moghadam has a degree in International Business from the American Graduate School of International Business (Thunderbird), and an MBA from DePaul University. He also holds a BS in Biology from Loyola University.

Richard A. Packer, President and CEO commented, “We are pleased to welcome Alex to ZOLL’s management team. Alex has a wealth of experience in both capital equipment sales and sales to health care institutions. He has valuable experience running diverse International operations of the size that ZOLL would like to grow toward. We look forward to his contribution in building a stronger, more profitable International operation within ZOLL.”

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™ Wearable Defibrillator), 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, anticipated growth in the North American market, our anticipated spending levels, anticipated revenue growth in the International market, the AED market, and the AutoPulse market, our outlook for the remainder of the year 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on December 23, 2004, including the future performance of the direct sales operations, as well as uncertainties regarding the market acceptance and profitability of the ZOLL AED Plus, the length and severity of the current economic slowdown and its impact on capital spending budgets, the reduction in overall capital equipment expenditures in the hospital and pre-hospital markets, the impact of governmental budget restraints on the purchase of capital equipment, the continued war in the Middle East, the impact of the acquisition of Revivant and the market acceptance and profitability of the AutoPulse product, the impact of the war on terrorism, the potential disruption in the transportation industry on the Company’s supply chain and product distribution channels, and the desire or ability of other parties to purchase the Company's products.

Copyright © 2004 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. AED Plus, M Series, and Power Infuser are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. The LifeVest System is a trademark of Lifecor, Inc. The ResQPOD is a 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.