August 25, 2005


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


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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ZOLL Displays Advanced Resuscitation Products at EMS Expo 2005

NEW ORLEANS  Thursday, August 25, 2005 – --ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and software solutions, is displaying its advanced resuscitation products in Booth #1100 at EMS EXPO 2005, which is taking place August 25 through August 27 in New Orleans.

First EMS Unveiling of the ZOLL E Series Defibrillator

Building on the well-established ZOLL M Series™, the ZOLL E Series™ meets the demands and extreme conditions of EMS. It is the only defibrillator to pass a
4-foot drop test and features:

• A suitcase-style design with an innovative, protective roll cage, allowing users to carry or store the device easily

• An EasyRead Tri-Mode Display™ for use in pitch dark or direct sunlight, providing superior readability and complete views of critical patient information at virtually any angle

• A built-in GPS clock, allowing customers to automatically synchronize all of their dispatch, defibrillator, and intervention call times, improving overall data accuracy

• A Rapid Cable Deployment System™ that helps manage all the parameter cables, allowing for faster deployment and avoiding the “spaghetti in the bag” that can be associated with other defibrillators

Additional ZOLL Products On Display at EMS EXPO 2005

• 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 AED Pro® offers advanced capabilities for Basic Life Support (BLS) users, and provides AED capability with manual override 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. ZOLL is the first in the industry to provide this real-time feedback capability.

• The ZOLL M Series™ monitor/defibrillator can be configured to include multiple monitoring parameters and operating modes. With a lifetime-limited warranty on the Respironics® EtCO2 module, the M Series was the first defibrillator to offer plug-and-play mainstream and sidestream EtCO2 monitoring options, so users can select the optimum CO2 monitoring method for their clinical applications.

• RescueNet™ is a suite of software products sold by the ZOLL’s subsidiary ZOLL Data Systems. It provides EMS customers with a single data management system that integrates dispatch, resuscitation information from ZOLL’s line of defibrillators, field data collection, billing, and clinical quality assurance functions. Two new RescueNet products on display will be TabletPCR™ and RescueNet Crew Scheduler. TabletPCR helps eliminate paper processes, while helping users to meet HIPAA requirements and improve efficiency. Crew Scheduler allows EMS personnel to improve the process of scheduling through a web interface and an ability to model any type of shift combination.

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 August 12, 2005.

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

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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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