If he hasn't gotten a VAP test or a CRP then there is no conclusive data that he is at risk for heart disease. Find out whether the LDL is Pattern A or B and determine whether inflammation is an issue with a CRP. That will tell you how close he is to a heart attack. Statins have been proven to not make a difference for woman or men over 65 that have not had a previous heart attack. That makes a very narrow range of people that even need statins yet tons of people are on them. Read the side effects on statins. They are scary. Myopathy or muscle damage seems to be a very real side effect. I have seen it in most everyone I know that takes statins. There is also a danger of liver damage and depression. For the almost nonexistant benefits why would you want to even invite the possibility of those side effects.
Statins have not been proven to prevent heart disease so why bother. It does lower cholesterol but then you are basing that as a benefit of the lipid hypothesis which is a completely false correlation of high cholesterol to heart disease.