May 9, 2005


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


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



ZOLL Displays Advanced Resuscitation Products at 2005 NTI Conference and Exposition

Monday, May 09, 2005 – CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and software solutions, will display its advanced products in Booth #1219 at the 2005 National Teaching Institute™ and Critical Care Exposition (NTI). Attended by more than 6,500 critical care nurses, NTI will take place May 10 through May 12 in New Orleans.

“To improve resuscitation outcomes, we believe additional technology must become available as an adjunct to defibrillation efforts,” said Richard A. Packer, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL. “Our new AED Pro™, CodeNet™, and the AutoPulse™ Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump are examples that reinforce our commitment to advancing the practice of resuscitation, and helping clinicians save lives that would otherwise be lost.”

ZOLL to Award NTI 2006 Scholarships

To show ZOLL’s appreciation to the critical care nursing community, show attendees can enter a drawing to win one of three $1,000 scholarships for NTI 2006 that will take place in Anaheim, Calif. The scholarships will cover expenses associated with attendance and travel to next year’s conference and exposition.

ZOLL AED Pro for Professional Rescuers

The AED Pro offers advanced capabilities for Basic Life Support (BLS) users. It also provides AED capability with manual override access for Advanced Life Support (ALS) users. The AED Pro features a high-quality display for ECG monitoring with standard ECG electrodes. It is the only professional defibrillator to use ZOLL’s CPR-D-padz™ electrode, which measures the rate and depth of chest compressions during CPR, and provides visual and audible feedback on this performance.

Additional ZOLL Products On Display at NTI 2005

ZOLL CodeNet is the first software system that allows code response teams to quickly document, manage, and review cardiac arrest event and resuscitation data electronically. It provides efficiencies in data capture, event-time synchronization, and reporting. It is the only system that time stamps logged events and synchronizes these times with defibrillator data, providing clinicians with a complete and accurate timeline of an entire cardiac arrest event. CodeNet also allows clinicians, who choose to participate, to validate and submit code event data with the click of an icon to the National Registry of CPR*, which is a national database of in-hospital CPR events established by the American Heart Association.

• The AutoPulse™ Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump provides the potential of normal blood flow levels during sudden cardiac arrest.1,2 It is comprised of a backboard and a simple load-distributing LifeBand™ that fastens across a patient’s chest and moves more blood, more effectively.1,2,3,4,5

• The ZOLL M Series™ is the monitor/defibrillator of choice at top cardiac hospitals. The M Series customers can be configured to include multiple monitoring parameters and operating modes. With a lifetime-limited warranty on the Respironics EtCO2 module, the M Series is the first and only defibrillator to offer plug-and-play mainstream and sidestream EtCO2 monitoring options. The ZOLL M Series is designed for maximum ease-of-use, so users can select the optimum CO2 monitoring method for their clinical applications.

• The ZOLL WCD 3000S Rhythm Management System allows in-hospital patients who are at high risk of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia to be monitored constantly and receive an immediate defibrillating shock, when needed. It provides patients with unhindered mobility, and clinicians with the assurance of high-quality care, regardless of the patient’s location or need to ambulate.

• The ZOLL AED Plus™ can help infrequent rescuers administer defibrillation and CPR in non-clinical areas of the hospital, or as part of community outreach programs. It is the only AED that helps rescuers achieve the recommended rate and depth of chest compressions during CPR. The AED Plus converts the compression data from the CPR-D-padz™ and provides visual and audible feedback that tells a rescuer, “Push harder” or “Good compressions.”

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.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development of ZOLL’s business, potential sales levels, its ability to differentiate its 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 the ability of the ZOLL sales force to market successfully multiple resuscitation products, and those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in ZOLL’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the SEC on February 11, 2005.

© 2005 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. AED Plus, AED Pro, AutoPulse, CodeNet, CPR-D-padz, LifeBand, and M Series are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. ZOLL is a registered trademark of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

*This software is compatible with the NRCPR. This statement does not convey or imply the American Heart Association endorsement, or suggestion of superiority of this or any product or equipment. Additional subscription to the NRCPR is required.

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4 Ornato JP et al. Improvement in field return of spontaneous circulation using circumferential chest compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Prehospital Emergency Care. 9(1):104.
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