June 12, 2008 - CPR at ECCU 2008


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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Kimberly Angelastro
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Improving CPR Quality Showcased at ECCU 2008 Conference

Real CPR Help, See-Thru CPR and AutoPulse to be Featured

June 12, 2008CHELMSFORD, Mass.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, will display its broad range of CPR quality improvement products—key components of its integrated resuscitation solutions—in Booth #69-72 at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU 2008) June 12-14 at the Bally’s Convention Center in Las Vegas.  ZOLL is a platinum sponsor of the conference which carries the theme, “Improving the Odds for Survival."

ZOLL resuscitation products are designed to help CPR trainers meet the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines, including performing high-quality CPR and capturing data to assist with future CPR training and performance improvement.  ZOLL’s entire line of defibrillators features Real CPR Help®, which provides rescuers instantaneous feedback on the rate and depth of their chest compressions.

Patented See-Thru CPR® technology, which is now available on the AED Pro®, E Series®, M Series®, and R Series,  and lets rescuers see a patient’s underlying cardiac rhythm during resuscitation efforts and eliminates the need to stop compressions to see if defibrillation was successful. Stopping CPR to determine if defibrillation was successful is a significant source of interruptions that reduce CPR effectiveness.  

“Our focus on incorporating CPR support into our resuscitation products for professional and lay rescuers is validated by recent studies on poor CPR performance in the pre-hospital setting, and the 2005 AHA Guidelines’ focus on the need for effective, high-quality CPR,” said Richard A. Packer, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL.

AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump

The AutoPulse Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump is an automated, portable device with an easy-to-use, load-distributing LifeBand® that squeezes the entire chest, improving blood flow to the heart and brain during sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The AutoPulse offers a significant advantage over manual CPR because it moves more blood, more consistently, than is possible with human hands. The AutoPulse delivers high-quality, uninterrupted chest compressions to maintain myocardial and cerebral perfusion.

Additional ZOLL Resuscitation Products on Display at ECCU include:


  • R Series—a Code-Ready defibrillator that is simple, smart, and ready to use. It offers a OneStep™ system to simplify and speed up deployment of pacing and defibrillation therapy. It also offers smart tools to help clinicians improve CPR performance, which is important since more than half of in-hospital codes involve non-shockable rhythms and, in such cases, the only treatment is high-quality CPR with minimal interruptions. The R Series features both Real CPR Help and new patented See-Thru CPR technology.
  • M Series—offers ZOLL’s standardized biphasic defibrillation, external pacing, complete monitoring, and a large full-color display in a single portable unit. The M Series features a three-channel display for ECG and two invasive pressures with ranges covering arterial, pulmonary arterial, central venous, or intracranial, as well as two temperature channels. It also provides all the non-invasive parameter options including SpO2, EtCO2, NIBP, and fully interpretive 12-lead ECG.
  • E Series— designed to meet the specific demands and extreme conditions that professional rescuers face every day. The E Series offers multiple data transmission options to a variety of destinations, including transmission of 12-lead ECGs to hospitals, which 2005 AHA Guidelines recommend for out-of-hospital use to help reduce time to perfusion in S-T segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.
  • ZOLL’s AED Plus® and AED Pro® with Real CPR Help instantly allow bystanders and firsts responders see and hear how well they are performing the rate and depth of CPR chest compressions.
  • RescueNet® Code Review easily uploads CPR data to capture, time-synchronize, and consolidate CPR, defibrillator and AutoPulse information into one report in support of quality improvement and training initiatives. RescueNet from subsidiary ZOLL Data Systems is a suite of integrated EMS software applications that allows users to electronically collect, and review a range of data for evaluating resuscitation performance and reviewing outcomes.
  • PocketCPR®—a palm-sized device with Real CPR Help that assists rescuers in the delivery of high-quality (CPR).  It coaches rescuers with audio and visual instructions to initiate the critical rescue steps needed for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), such as checking responsiveness and calling for help, before it provides real-time feedback on the depth and rate of compressions. PocketCPR received FDA clearance as an over-the-counter rescue device in November 2007.

ZOLL will also hold a range of activities including:

Build Your Winning Hand

Attendees visit 6 stations in the booth for a brief product demo to collect 6 playing cards. Once the circuit is completed, they visit the Dealer Station too see if they beat the hand drawn by the house for that hour.  If they beat the house, they receive a T-shirt.  The best hand each hour wins a Trainer 2, the best hand overall each day wins a I Pod Touch.

CPR Challenge

ZOLL invites exhibition attendees to participate in the CPR Challenge using the AED Pro and AED Plus defibrillators in Booth #69-72. Every hour, ZOLL will award prizes to attendees with the highest percentage of compressions in target (i.e., best rate and depth of chest compressions) that would be effective in helping maintain blood flow to the brain and heart of a cardiac arrest victim.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation 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, including Real CPR Help® and See Thru CPR™, that 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 information.

ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. The Company has direct operations, distributor networks, and business partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Australia. 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of ZOLL’s resuscitation product development. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, 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 May 9, 2008. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.

Copyright © 2008 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. ZOLL, AED Plus, AED Pro, AutoPulse, CodeNet, E Series, M Series, PocketCPR, R Series, Real CPR Help, RescueNet and See-Thru CPR are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. Code-Ready and One-Step are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All product names are the property of their respective owners.


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